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Sweden Sees Iran's Presidency over NAM as Constructive, Effective.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Swedish Deputy Foreign Minister Frank Belfrog underscored Tehran's influential and important role in regional developments, saying Tehran's rotating presidency over the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) plays a crucially important role in resolving regional and international problems.

The issue was raised in a meeting between Bellfrog and head of NAM Secretariat Esfandiyar Rahim Mashaei in Tehran.

Bellfrog, referred to Iran's active role in the region and said that the country's presidency over NAM can help take effective measures in the region.

NAM is comprised of some 120 member states and 17 observer countries.

NAM is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. NAM is the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations.

NAM member states represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations' members and comprise 55% of the world population, particularly countries considered to be developing or part of the Third World.

Iran received NAM rotating presidency at the opening ceremony of the NAM summit in Tehran on August 26 from Egypt for a period of three years.

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Date:Feb 26, 2013
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