Iranian vice president arrives in Cairo to deliver NAM invitations to Egyptian President
Iranian Vice President Hamed Baqai on Tuesday arrived in Cairo to deliver invitation to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi for the summit of Non-aligned Movement (NAM), Xinhua reported.
The summit will take place at the end of August. Iranian Vice President Hamed Baqai became the highest Iranian official to visit Egypt after the two sides cut their diplomatic ties.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a group of states considering themselves not aligned formally with or against any major power bloc. As of 2012, the movement had 120 members and 21 observer countries.
Reportedly, some 30 international companies, organizations and observers will be joining the summit.
The Non-Aligned Movement was founded in Belgrade in 1961. The purpose of the organization is said to be national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries" in their "struggle against imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, and all forms of foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference or hegemony as well as against great power and bloc politics.
The countries of the Non-Aligned Movement represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations' members and contain 55% of the world population.