Non-Aligned Movement meeting kicks off in Venezuela

Tehran, Sept15, IRNA – The ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, headed by Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif started in Venezuela on Thursday.

Foreign Ministers of the the Non-Aligned Movement members states attended the meeting held on Margarita Island the largest island in the Venezuelan state of Nueva Esparta.

The Islamic Republic of Iran assumed the rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in 2012 for a four-year term during 16th NAM Summit in Tehran.

President Hassan Rouhani who is expected to attend the 17th Summit and deliver an speech on Friday, is going to hand over the NAM rotating presidency to his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro.