Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.30/ Trend , D.Khatinoglu/
The heads level Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit began in Tehran by a speech from Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Mehr News Agency reported.
The 16th summit of the NAM member states has been taking place in the Iranian capital Tehran, since Sunday. During the first three days the summit was held at foreign minister-expert level.
According to Iran's official statements, representatives from 120 countries including 50 high level officials such as presidents, prime ministers and vice-presidents will participate in the NAM summit. The heads level meeting will be held on Thursday.
During the summit, Egypt as the periodic head of NAM countries will hand over the presidency of NAM to Iran which in turn will serve as head of the organisation for three years.