Iran Invites Egyptian President to NAM Summit
(FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a phone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart Mohammed Mursi invited him to attend the 16th heads-of-state summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran late August.
According to the Egyptian state news agency quoting Mursi's spokesman, during the conversation, President Ahmadinejad extended his congratulations to his Egyptian counterpart over his recent victory in Egypt's presidential election.
He also wished Mursi's success
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.