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Iran assumes NAM chairmanship in UNESCO

Iran has assumed the chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Iranian Permanent Ambassador to UNESCO Mohammad Reza Majidi took over the chairmanship from Egypt during a NAM meeting at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

Majidi thanked his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Sameh Amr for his efforts during Egypt’s chairmanship of NAM in UNESCO.

The Iranian ambassador also expressed hope that with the cooperation of all NAM member states, the movement can take important steps towards achieving its goals.

He also noted that within the framework of UNESCO, the NAM can adopt measures to encourage the peaceful settlement of international disputes.

NAM is an international organization with 120 member states that is not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. Nearly two-thirds of the countries of the UN are also NAM members.

Iran assumed the rotating presidency of NAM for a three-year term in early September.

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