Iran's SNSC heads for Munich to attend security conference

Iran Materials 10 February 2007 13:41 (UTC +04:00)

(www.irna.ir) вЂ" Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani left Tehran for Munich, Germany to attend the 43rd Conference on Security Policy scheduled to begin discussions on Saturday.

Making the announcement, an informed source at the SNSC said earlier reports that Larijani would not be able to attend the conference due to illness were not correct.

The main organizer of the Munich security meeting, Horst Teltschik, had informed IRNA Friday that Larijani would not be in the high-profile conference because of illness.

The 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy is to begin officially Saturday with inaugural speeches from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Trend.

The conference counts 250 global decision makers, including 40 heads of government, among its participants.

Larijani is scheduled to deliver a speech titled `Security in the Middle East' on Sunday.

He will meet with a number of German and European officials on the sidelines of the conference.