Ahmadinejad: Robert Mugabe Depends on Collective Cooperation

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a meeting with his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe reiterated that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)’s success depends on collective cooperation among all member states.

“The success and materialization of NAM’s goals depends on cooperation and consultations among all members,” Ahmadinejad said at the meeting held on the sidelines of the 16th NAM summit in Tehran on Thursday.

Mugabe, for his part, underlined the necessity for NAM’s more constructive and influential role in international developments, and expressed the hope that Iran, during its presidency over the NAM, could find and implement solutions to this end.

In relevant remarks on Monday, Bahraini Deputy Foreign Minister Hamad al-Amir also described Iran as an important country of the region, and said Tehran’s presidency over the Non-Aligned Movement will increase NAM’s power and influence in international developments.

“Iran is a friendly country and one of the important Islamic states and we are very happy that Iran has assumed the summit’s presidency and wish victory and success for Iran in hosting the conference,” Amir told FNA.

“Actually, the NAM under the leadership and presidency of his Excellency Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will be more influential than the past,” he added.

The 16th NAM summit started in Tehran on Sunday and will last to August 31. At the start of the meeting, Iran assumed the rotating presidency of the movement from Egypt for three years.

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