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All NAM Members Voice Readiness to Attend Tehran Summit

All the members of the Non-Aligned Movement have declared their readiness to attend the bloc’s foreign ministerial and heads-of-state meetings in Tehran late August, senior Iranian officials announced on Wednesday.

“All the 120 members of the Movement will attend the meeting,” Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters on the sidelines of today’s cabinet meeting in Tehran.

Iran also announced earlier this month that over 30 presidents have announced their readiness to attend the gathering.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast made the remarks last week, adding that majority of invitation letters have reached to the heads of member states and sending them have almost been finished.

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.

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