FM: NAM should pursue ratification in UN


Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here Tuesday called on the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to propose resolutions to the UN General Assembly for ratification.

Mottaki made the remark in a meeting with Belarussian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov on the sidelines of the NAM conference on Human Rights and Cultural Diversity.

Mottaki added that NAM is reviving and it is necessary that its member states should hold constant negotiations to take new steps forward.

He thanked Martynov for taking part in NAM ministerial meeting in Tehran, saying that setting up new NAM groups among parliaments, organizations and international institutions should be observed.

Referring to forming such a group in the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), he underlined the need for holding constant meetings among envoys of the Islamic countries of NAM member states.

Martynov, for his part, thanked Iran for hosting the Human Rights and Cultural Diversity conference, noting that in the NAM history, there have not been held such a high-level seminar.

Underlining the need for presenting the document of the Tehran conference to UN and the decisions made by the conference.

He further emphasized the need for expediting economic cooperation, including oil export, between Iran and Belarus, and noted that trade between the two countries has increased during the recent six months.

At the end of the meeting, the two ministers signed a document on cooperation.