Non-Aligned Movement foreign ministers meet in Tehran

July 29, 2008

Foreign ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) met in Tehran today. The two-day meeting is expected to focus on key issues including counterterrorism, anti-narcotics and abuses of religion.

The Saudi delegation to the meeting was led by the Kingdom’s ambassador to Iran, Osama Sanousi.

In opening remarks at the meeting, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad noted that NAM has an important role to play in resolving global disputes, fighting discrimination and establishing world peace.

Founded in 1955, NAM has 118 member states and 15 states with observer status. Eight international and regional organizations also attended the meeting in Tehran.