TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and former UN special representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi held talks in Algiers on Tuesday.
Zarif arrived in Algeria on Tuesday to attend the 17th ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
He met with Brahimi on the sidelines of the dinner banquet hosted by Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra.
They discussed the problems facing the Islamic world including the Syrian conflict and the Palestinian issue and the position of NAM.
They also exchanged views on resolving political conflicts in the Islamic world peacefully.
The NAM meeting opened on Monday and will end on Thursday.
Born in Bandung, in the middle of the last century, the Non-Aligned Movement has emerged from the outset as a global movement of solidarity between developing countries and as a support for the cause of colonized peoples fighting for their emancipation, liberation and independence.
NAM, which comprises 120 nations and 20 observer countries, focuses mainly on issues relating to economic and social development, democracy, disarmament and peace.
Algeria became a member of NAM during the Belgrade summit in 1961 and has always played an important role in the bloc.
In 1973 it hosted the fourth conference of heads of state and government of non-aligned countries.
Iran currently holds the rotating presidency of NAM.
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