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Non-Aligned Movement summit opens in Tehran

English.news.cn   2012-08-26 11:33:06            

BEIJING, August 26 (Xinhuanet) -- The 16th Non-Aligned Movement summit will start in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday. According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, nuclear disarmament, human rights and regional issues will be the main topics.

During the summit, Iran may draw up a new peace resolution aiming to resolve the Syrian crisis. And Iran will take over the leadership role for three years from Egypt. The summit will last for 6 days. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will attend the summit.

Founded in 1961, the Non-Aligned Movement now has 120 members, most of which are developing countries from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Some observer countries and organizations are also included. The movement, which represents nearly two-thirds of UN member countries focuses on striving for interests of developing countries around the world.

(Source: CNTV.cn)

Editor: Tang Danlu
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