Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:19PM
Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari will visit Iran to attend the forthcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in late August, Islamabad’s ambassador to Tehran says. Zardari will travel to Tehran on top of a high-ranking delegation on August 30-31, said Khalid Aziz Babar at a Tuesday ceremony at Islamabad’s Embassy in Tehran. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who will accompany Zardari during the trip, will also attend the meeting of NAM foreign ministers in Tehran on August 28-29. Over the course of the visit, Zardari is set to meet with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian officials. The 16th summit of the NAM member states will be held in the Iranian capital on August 26-31. The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will address the Tehran NAM summit. NAM, an international organization with 120 member states and 21 observer countries, is considered as not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. ASH/PKH/IS
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