India and the Islamic Republic of Iran have had good relations since the past [years] and we hope that the summit will prepare the ground for bolstering cooperation in all fields including economic domains.” Indian Foreign Minister S.M. KrishnaIndian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna has called on all member states of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to strengthen cooperation in all fields.
Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in Tehran on Monday, Krishna said the expansion of relations among NAM member countries is a major reason behind India’s participation in the 16th summit of the movement in Iran.“India and the Islamic Republic of Iran have had good relations since the past and we hope that the summit would prepare the ground for bolstering cooperation in all fields including economic domains,” he added. Heading a political delegation, the Indian foreign minister arrived in Tehran on Monday and was welcomed by Iran's Foreign Ministry’s Director General for West Asian Affairs Ahmad Sobhani. At the opening ceremony of the NAM expert-level meeting on Sunday, Iran assumed the rotating presidency of the movement for three years. NAM, an international organization with 120 member states, is considered as not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. SF/SS/AZ