Pres. Rouhani due in Venezuela on Friday to attend NAM summit

Tehran, Sept 12, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to travel to Venezuela on Friday to attend a Non-Aligned Movement summit due to be held in the Latin American country.

Parviz Esmaeili, the head of the department for communications and information dissemination of the presidential office, said that Rouhani, as the rotating president of the NAM, will confer presidency of the NAM to the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

The president will also meet and confer with a number of heads of state on the sidelines of the event, Esmaeili said.

After the NAM Summit, the president will leave Venezuela to Havana upon an official invitation by his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, Esmaeili added.

Apart from meeting the Cuban president, Rouhani is also scheduled to meet with Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban Revolution.

Then the president will leave Havana for New York where the 71st UN General Assembly meeting is to be held.