The Iranian Foreign Ministry stated this week that the May 17 G15 Summit in Tehran will be a great way to gain cooperation among the 18 nations in the region. Guests include the Brazilian and Sri Lankan Presidents.
The G15 Summit was originally established in September 1989 in Yugoslavia and the group has expanded to 18 nations with a common goal of economic growth and prosperity in the region but the name was never changed. The G15 comprises of nations from the Americas, Africa and Asia.
On Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast said the 14th summit of the G15 will be held in Tehran on May 17 and will be a great opportunity for cooperation among member states, reports Press TV.
“The summit, which will bring together representatives from important countries, will provide a great capacity for expansion of economic [ties] and political cooperation (among member states,),” said Mehmanparast.
Xinhua reports that Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are among the guests attending the G15 Summit.
Members of the group are: Iran, Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
In September 2006, notes Fars News Agency, Iran took over the chairmanship of the G15 during the 13th summit held in Havana.