President: Iran should play active role in UN General Assembly
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 19 /Trend/
Iran should play an active and effective role in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday prior to his departure for New York to take part in the 66th session of the UN General Assembly, IRNA reported.
The President said his visit to New York mainly aimed at considering reforms in global management.
He also said he is planned to hold separate meetings with a number of world leaders as well as various American groups and the Iranians residing in the US.
President Ahmadinejad added at the end of his visit to New York, he would visit Venezuela, Mauritania and Sudan.
He is to attend Tehran-Caracas joint economic commission in Venezuela.
During the visit he will be accompanied by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Energy Minister Majid Namjou, Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Mehdi Gazafari, Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare Abdur Reza Sheikholeslam.
It is Ahmadinejad's seventh visit to the U.S. since his first presidency (2005).
Last year, Ahmadinejad's speech at the UN General Assembly broke the scandal. He said the U.S. administration was involved in the 9/11 tragedy. The U.S. delegation left the meeting during Ahmadinejad's speech.
Edited by T.Konyayeva.