NAM to put economic role on agenda in Tehran summit: Official

August 25th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Aug 25 (IANS) The secretary general of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran said the bloc is set to transcend its traditional political role by putting a comprehensive economic deed on its agenda, local media said Saturday.

“The economic deed of the 16th NAM summit in Tehran has been drawn up in more than 300 pages,” Mohammad-Mehdi Akhondzadeh said, reported Xinhua citing Iran’s Press TV.

Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Mohammed Majeed Al Sheikh said Saturday the forthcoming NAM summit in Tehran will be a “golden opportunity” to resolve regional and international issues, according to Press TV.

“The Tehran summit can be a centre for dialogues among countries to settle the issues in the region by regional nations and governments,” Al Sheikh was quoted as saying.

The Iraqi ambassador added that the region is currently facing many developments, including the Palestinian issue, stressing that the meeting should focus on ways to restore rights of the Palestinians.

He called on participants at the NAM summit in Tehran to express their resolution to eliminate nuclear weapons across the world.

The NAM summit will be held in Tehran Aug 30-31.

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