Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki arrives in Tehran for NAM summit

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al_Maliki has arrived in the Iranian capital to take part in the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran.

Maliki, who heads a high-level delegation, was welcomed by Iran’s Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar on Wednesday.

The Iraqi premier will attend the meeting of NAM heads of state that will open on Thursday with an inaugural speech by The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei.

More than 100 countries are partaking in the NAM meeting which kicked off at the expert level in Tehran on Sunday.

At the opening ceremony of the NAM expert-level meeting on Sunday, Iran assumed the rotating presidency of the movement for three years. Egypt’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mootaz Khalil formally handed over the presidency to Iran.

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