August 31, 2012
Slater, Iranian counterpart at NAM summit

Foreign Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Douglas Slater met with his counterpart from Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, on the sidelines of the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran.{{more}}

According to a report on, during the meeting on Tuesday, Salehi referred to Iran’s long-standing support for the weaker nations of the world, adding that moving towards peace and stability in the region and the world, as well as resisting the hegemonic powers are major policies of the Islamic Republic.

Slater, for his part, reiterated St Vincent and the Grenadines’ support for the Islamic Republic of Iran and expressed hope that the Iranian nation will proudly go through the unjust pressures imposed on it by Western powers.

The Iranian foreign minister has also met with foreign ministers of India, North Korea, Namibia, Mali, Myanmar and the Comoros on the sidelines of the 16th NAM summit in Tehran.

More than 100 countries are partaking in the NAM meeting, which kicked off at the expert level in Tehran on Sunday.

At the opening ceremony of the NAM expert-level meeting, Iran assumed the rotating presidency of the movement for three years. Egypt’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mootaz Khalil formally handed over the presidency to Iran.