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Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:15PM
The Chairman of the Omani Consultative Assembly, Khalid al-Mawali, (front) will head Oman’s 27-strong delegation to Tehran to attend the 16th NAM summit.

The Chairman of the Omani Consultative Assembly, Khalid al-Mawali, (front) will head Oman’s 27-strong delegation to Tehran to attend the 16th NAM summit.

Iranian Ambassador to Muscat Hossein Noushabadi says a high-profile 27-strong delegation headed by the Chairman of the Omani Consultative Assembly, Khalid al-Mawali, will visit Iran in late gust to attend the next Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit. Noushabadi said on Tuesday that Oman’s Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah will arrive in Tehran on August 28 to participate in the NAM foreign ministerial meeting. The Indian ambassador further noted that Mawali and his accompanying delegation will land in the Iranian capital in a few days to attend the NAM summit. The 16th summit of the NAM member states will be held in the Iranian capital between August 26 and 31. The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will address the Tehran NAM summit. The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is also expected to participate in the event during which the Islamic Republic will assume the rotating presidency of the movement for three years. 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. MP/PKH/IS
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