Iran's top security official to meet several world leaders in coming days
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and top negotiator in talks with the world powers Saeed Jalili is due to meet a number of world leaders on the sidelines of the 16th heads-of-state summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran in the next few days, FNA reported.
Jalili is due to meet with the world officials on different regional and international developments on the sidelines of the NAM summit in Tehran.
Over 100 nations are due to send their officials to the NAM meeting in Tehran, including 51 countries which have confirmed their participation in the Tehran summit at the highest level.
"So far, 51 countries have voiced preparedness to participate in the Tehran summit at the highest level and the number is growing," Iranian Vice-President for International Affairs Ali Saeedlou told reporters after a cabinet meeting here in Tehran on Wednesday.
He added that a total number of 150 delegations from different world countries and international bodies have expressed willingness to attend the meeting, including several groupings outside the NAM which will attend the conference as special guests.
Saeedlou further stated that Iran is prepared to host 7,000 guests during the summit.
The 16th NAM summit will be held in the Iranian capital, Tehran, from August 26 to 31.
NAM is comprised of some 120 member states and 17 observer countries.
NAM is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. NAM is the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations.
NAM member states represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations' members and comprise 55% of the world population, particularly countries considered to be developing or part of the Third World.