The Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov addressed the high meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran. Addressing the summit, Mammadyarov thanked all members of the Non-Aligned Movement for their support of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, AzerTAc reports quoting the Ministry’s Twitter page.
A two-day Non-Aligned Movement summit opened in Tehran on Thursday, gathering the heads of state or government and senior officials from 120 nations in an event Iran hailed as proof it was not internationally isolated.
State television showed the summit venue, located in a heavily secured district in northern Tehran, packed with representatives from much of the developing world.
Leaders included the presidents of Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Sudan, Zimbabwe and the Palestinian Authority, and the emir of Qatar.
The prime ministers of India, Iraq and Syria were also present.
North Korea was represented by its ceremonial head of state, parliamentary president Kim Yong-Nam, rather than the country’s leader Kim Jong-Un.
Azerbaijan was represented by Foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
In all, 29 of the 120 nations in the NAM meeting were represented by heads of state or government. The other three-quarters were represented by senior officials: vice presidents, deputy prime ministers, foreign ministers and envoys.
Founded in 1961, the Non-Aligned Movement now has 120 members, most of which are developing countries from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Some observer countries and organizations are also included. The movement, which represents nearly two-thirds of UN member countries focuses on striving for interests of developing countries around the world.