TEHRAN, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Tehran for New York on Saturday to attend the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly in later this month, Press TV reported.
"We will attend the UN (meeting) to be able to convey the message of the Iranian nation for the overhaul of the global management system," Ahmadinejad told reporters at the airport before his departure.
On the sidelines of the session, Ahmadinejad said, he will also hold talks with senior officials from the participating countries, anti-war groups and peace activists, religious leaders, and Iranian nationals in the United States as well as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
He said he will also take part in interviews with different international media.
The Iranian president pointed to Iran's rotational presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) for the next three years and noted that as the representative of the movement, he will discuss NAM's proposals with regard to restructuring the United Nations and resolving the regional crises, such as the ongoing violence in Syria, according to Press TV.
It will be Ahmadinejad's eighth trip to New York for a UN General Assembly session since he became the Iranian president in 2005.