NAM Set To Put Economic Role On Agenda: Secretary General
Published Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:53 | Written by Amwal Al Ghad
In a Friday television interview in the Iranian capital Tehran, Mohammad-Mehdi Akhondzadeh alluded to NAM’s mere political role in the past and pointed out, “The economic deed of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran has been drawn up in more than 300 pages.”
He made reference to Iran's remarkable achievements in the face of the West’s embargoes and noted, “Because of the outstanding position of the Islamic Republic of Iran in different spheres, the key players in the global economy including, China and Russia, will participate in the NAM meeting in Tehran.”
The 16th summit of the NAM member states will be held on August 26-31.
The summit, during which the Islamic Republic will assume the rotating presidency of the movement for three years, will be also attended by the high-ranking representatives of more than 100 countries.
The document of the 16th NAM summit will also incorporate Iran's proposals to counter the unilateral embargoes and illegal measures by certain countries and Tehran’s insistence on the necessity of endorsing a convention on nuclear disarmament, Akhondzadeh pointed out.
The secretary general of the conference went on to say that the NAM document also condemns the US unilateral measures in Syria and any foreign interference in the other countries’ internal affairs.