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NAM Duty-Bound to Promote Multilateralism

Participant at the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku on April 5Participant at the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku on April 5

Iran says promoting multilateralism and putting the brakes on the destructive trend of hegemony and exclusion is an important task that should be fulfilled by the Non-Aligned Movement through closer cooperation. 
"NAM should continue to be at the forefront of promoting multilateral decision-making and resisting the rising trend of unilateralism," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a ministerial meeting of the group in Azerbaijan's capital Baku on Thursday.
This is of immense importance if NAM wishes to pursue its aim of creating a "just and equitable" world order and global democratic governance, he said, according to a text of his speech published by IRNA. 
Founded in 1961, NAM is a grouping of 120 developing countries that do not want to align themselves with any major superpower. The movement provided an alternative for nations who did not back either the United States or the former Soviet Union during the Cold War. Seventeen states and 10 international organizations currently have observer status. 

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