NAM Ministers Hold Meeting in Tehran

NAM Ministers Hold Meeting in Tehran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on science and technology got underway in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Monday morning.

Guest representing 58 countries and international bodies, including 31 science ministers of the NAM member states, have taken part in the conference.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a speech at the opening of the conference on Monday morning.

Iran’s Ministry of Science, Researches and Technology Mohammad Farhadi hosts the meeting.

The purpose of the gathering is to formulate the general policies of science and technology in the NAM countries.

Delegations from some international institutions, such as the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, also known as Developing-8, and the African Union (AU), have attended the conference.

The Non-Aligned Movement is a group of states which are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.

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