Top G15 officials confirm Tehran trip
Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna and Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Abdul Razak have accepted Iran’s invitation to attend a G15 Summit in Tehran.
Krishna will also hold meetings with top Iranian officials on the sidelines of the Group of 15 Summit on May 17, Mehr New Agency reported.
The summit brings together high-ranking officials 18 developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
During his recent tour of Africa, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki invited Senegal President Abdoulaye wade and Algerian head of state Abdelaziz Bouteflika to attend the summit.
Mottaki also noted at a joint press conference with his visiting Brazilian counterpart last week that President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva would also attend this month’s summit.
The office of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has also confirmed the leader’s attendance at the meeting.
The membership of the G15 has expanded to 18 countries, but the name has remained unchanged.
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Jamaica, Mexico, Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Iran are members of the group.