Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said efforts have started to establish the temporary secretariat of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran.
“The (efforts) for establishment of the temporary secretariat of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran started from today (Sunday) and I am looking for a building outside the foreign ministry” for the purpose, Salehi told the national TV late on Sunday.
Salehi added that the foreign ministry is seeking permission to recruit about 1000 “youths” in the temporary secretariat so that during Iran’s leadership of NAM in the next three years “we would be able to train new workforce”.
He said in addition to employing young people for the job, the ministry is after recruiting people from other NAM member states.
There are 60 to 70 experts to train new recruits, the foreign minister said.
Iran hosted the 16th NAM summit last week. It brought together dignitaries from around the world.
Salehi said the enemies made a lot of efforts to undermine the summit, but it went well compared to the previous ones.