Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed the need for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to enhance its role and activities in the international arena in a bid to give a chance to its member states to pursue global changes. Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a meeting with his Zimbabwean counterpart on the sidelines of the 62nd annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where the two sides also explored ways to bolster mutual cooperation.
During the meeting, the Iranian president underlined the need for the developing countries to show increased unity and solidarity against the neocolonialism of the US and Britain.
Also noting the necessity for a structural change of the Untied Nations Organization, he said political and geographical groups, such as NAM, Group 15 and Group 77, should show enhanced activity on global scenes, “so that we can use such activities as a means to bring change to the United Nations.”
Ahmadinejad also appreciated Zimbabwe’s active presence in the recent ‘Human Rights and Cultural Diversity Conference’ in Tehran.
For his part, the Zimbabwean leader blasted unilateralism and misuses of the UN Security Council, which he said are done to serve the goals and interests of the bullying powers (the US and Britain).
“In addition to the utilization of diplomatic means, we are in need of a serious struggle against bullies,” Robert Mugabe added.
During the meeting, the two presidents also agreed on the formation of an assembly in Tehran to study the ways of utilizing the potentials of such political and geographical groups as Group 15 and Group 77 to resolve international issues and change international relations.
The two sides also stressed the need for the formation of a joint economic commission.