Thursday, August 30, 2012

16th Non-Aligned Movement Summit Starts in Tehran

16th NAM Summit kicks off in Tehran

Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:15AM GMT

The meeting of the heads of state at the16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has kicked off in the Iranian capital, Tehran, with an inaugural speech by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

More than 100 countries are partaking in the NAM summit, which kicked off at the expert level in Tehran on Sunday.

The two-day foreign ministerial meeting at the NAM summit wrapped up on Wednesday with member states finalizing a draft document after two days of deliberations.

The meeting of the heads of state will discuss the draft document, which mainly focused on the Palestinian issue and the Syria unrest.

NAM, an international organization with 120 member states, is considered as not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. It represents nearly two-thirds of the UN members.

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