Saturday, September 01, 2012
Deputy Minister for Energy, Abdullahi Dool
Somalia’s Deputy Minister for Energy Abdullahi Dool says the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) can promote peace and coexistence in various parts of the globe, Press TV reports.
“The Non-Aligned Movement or NAM has been established in 1955; over 50 years [that it] exists, it has been promoting peace and coexistence on this world” said Abdullahi Dool in an interview with Press TV on the sidelines of NAM summit in Tehran on Thursday.
Referring to Iran as a close friend, Somali official went on to say that “…this is a very small planet and the world has moved from polarization, there is globalization, we are friend with everybody, we promote friendship with every nation and we have excellent relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Abdullahi Dool further added that “we seek friendship and harmony with all nations and so far almost all of the members have attended here… We have traditional ties with the Islamic Republic as we do with many other nations.”
Over 100 countries participated in 16th NAM summit, which kicked off at the expert level in Tehran on Sunday.
The meeting of NAM heads of state commenced on Thursday with an inaugural speech by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
NAM, an international organization with 120 member states, is considered as not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. It represents nearly two-thirds of the UN members.
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