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News number: 9104253751

15:04 | 2012-08-11

Foriegn Policy

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Syrian Envoy Hails Tehran's Summit as Leap for NAM

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Hamed al-Hassan underlined the importance of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)'s role in the world, and said the international grouping will experience a leap in the Tehran summit.



Hassan said the delivery of the NAM presidency from Egypt to Iran will be a mutation for the Movement and will be a beginning for NAM's active role on the scene of international politics.

"Holding the NAM summit in Tehran will provide a proper position for the Movement, specially after a period of recession at the international level," he added.

The 16th NAM summit will be held in Tehran from August 26 to 31.

Iran will assume the rotating presidency of the movement from Egypt for three years during the upcoming summit.

NAM is comprised of some 120 member states and 17 observer countries.

NAM is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. NAM is the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations.

NAM member states represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations' members and comprise 55% of the world population, particularly countries considered to be developing.