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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cuba's First VP Stresses Importance of Non-Aligned Movement



Havana, Aug 29.- The Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado said today in Tehran the importance of the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to address problems of the current world situation.

According to Prensa Latina news agency moments after his arrival to represent Cuba at the meeting of Heads of State and Government, which starts tomorrow, Machado made statements to the press when he said that the great event plays a significant role in the complicated Middle East state of affairs.

Machado expressed IRNA agency his hopes that the delegates to the summit of Tehran are able to take effective action and take steps to help resolve regional crises, of which the most complex is now Syria,
he added.

He emphasized the ability of the host country to play a vital action in establishing unity and convergence among Member States, and expressed confidence that Tehran can assume a leadership capable of reducing regional tensions.

The Cuban First VP participates in the Iranian capital in the segment of Heads of State and Government, to run Thursday and Friday, which must approve documents prepared by experts and foreign ministers since August 26.

The XVI NAM summit will be inaugurated tomorrow by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla arrived on Tuesday to intervene in the foreign ministers' discussions, when he highlighted the commitment of his government and NAM to the maintenance of global peace. (ACN)