16th NAM Summit Concludes
SPECIAL FEATURE, 3 September 2012
by Kantipur (Nepal) – TRANSCEND Media Service
The 16th summit conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) concluded here [Tehran] Friday [31 Aug 2012] with a decision to hold the 17th summit conference in Venezuela.
The responsibility was given to Venezuela, a South American country on the basis of suggestions received and conclusion drawn from the discussions from various levels of the conference.
Likewise, the conference adopted a more than 600-page Tehran Declaration on the basis of the views expressed by leaders of various countries in meetings of the minister level, foreign secretary level and the main session.
The declaration mentions that the movement was effective for raising the common issues of poor and least developed countries not aligned to any powers for world peace and brotherhood.
Likewise, the declaration also mentions that it is the inseparable right of a nation to produce nuclear weapons for peaceful purposes.
Similarly, it also specially focused that there should be efforts of all for freeing the least developed countries from poverty, disease and fear.
Addressing the concluding function, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also laid stress on world peace and brotherhood.
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