Tehran to host conference on Latin America on Tuesday

Iran Materials 24 February 2007 14:32 (UTC +04:00)

( IRNA ) - Deputy Foreign Minister for Education and Research Affairs Manouchehr Mohammadi said here Saturday that a day-long conference on Latin America will be held in Tehran on Tuesday, February 27.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference, Mohammadi said the purpose of the conference is to update Iranians with developments in Latin America .

He said that 65 articles, including 35 domestic and 30 foreign ones, have been received by the secretariat of the conference for inclusion in the conference's topics of discussion.

Of the 65 articles, 40 have been accepted and will be presented in the conference.

According to the deputy foreign minister, representatives from 10 countries have signified their desire to participate in the confab.

Articles written by experts from Venezuela , Brazil , Cuba , Colombia , Argentina , Uruguay , Ecuador , Italy , Russia and China will be taken up in the conference, it was further learned.

С uba's minister of external trade will be among participants in the conference.

An exhibition of documents of cooperation signed between Iran and Latin American states will be held on the sidelines of the conference.