Tehran, Aug 28.- Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, reiterated the commitment of his government and the Non-Aligned Movement to safeguarding world peace, the self-determination of nations and the path to disarmament.
Rodriguez made the remarks while speaking to reporters in the Iranian capital, Tehran, where he arrived to attend a meeting of foreign ministers from member-countries of the Non-Aligned Movement underway Tuesday to Wednesday, prior to the summit of that international organization.
The Cuban diplomat said Iran takes up a great task by organizing a conference of such magnitude, and considered the summit to be of high international significance.
During the meeting, the foreign ministers will review current international issues, as well as commitments taken by the member-states at the latest NAM conference held in Havana, Cuba, in 2006.
Rodriguez is the highest-ranking Cuban official attending the meeting in Tehran. Havana’s delegation also includes Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno.
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.(Radio Cadena Agramonte)