North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves to his supporters. (File photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un plans to visit Iran next week to attend the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran.
“According to my information, the North Korean president will take part in the upcoming NAM summit,” Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday.
The spokesman for the NAM summit, Mohammad Reza Forqani, said on Tuesday that Kim will make his first foreign visit -- since his appointment as the leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea -- to Tehran.
Around 100 countries have so far announced that they will be present in the meeting, he said.
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.
The 16th summit of the NAM member states will be held from August 26 to 31 in the Iranian capital during which the Islamic Republic will assume the rotating presidency of the movement for three years.