|100 countries will attend NAM summit in Iran||
TEHRAN – About 100 countries will participate in the Non-Aligned Movement summit which will be held later this month in Tehran, the NAM spokesman announced on Saturday.
Mohammad Reza Forqani told a press conference that 41 countries will participate at the highest level: 35 heads of state, five first vice presidents or vice presidents, and a parliament speaker.
21 countries will send their foreign ministers, 5 countries their president’s special envoys, two countries at the level of minister other than foreign minister, he added.
Other countries will also be represented at the level of deputy minister, director general, or their ambassador at the United Nations, Forqani explained.
The spokesman said there are countries which are still announcing their attendance at the high-profile meeting.
NAM, founded in 1961, has 120 members. 21 countries have also been given observer status in the bloc.