A statement signed by Nii Armah Akomfra, Director of Communication of CPP and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the CPP values President Ahmadinejad™s mission to explore with Ghana ways of strengthening Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as well as deliberation on issues of mutual interest.
President Ahmadinejad is the current Chairman of NAM, a position he assumed at the 16th NAM summit which took place in Tehran, Iran from August 26- August 31, 2012.
It said NAM was conceived by five world leaders including Ghana™s first President and Founder of the CPP; Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
NAM has 120 members and 17 observer countries which represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations' members and commands 55 per cent of the world population.
The statement said part of the CPP™s Foreign Policy Objective is to maintain and strengthen membership of the AU, ECOWAS and other organisations including NAM, pursue a foreign policy on mutual co-existence of states through bi-lateral and multi-lateral agreements and promote South/South co“operation.
śIt is also to be a major force in the fight against imperialism, neo-colonialism, neo-fascism, racism and all forms of oppression, in solidarity with oppressed peoples all over the world.ť
It said Iran is the 18th-largest country in the world with a population of around 75 million and the citizens have the right to self determination, a right represented by their elected President.
The statement said the Persian Constitutional Revolution established the nation's first Parliament in 1906 within a constitutional monarchy following a coup d'Ă©tat instigated by the UK and US in 1953.
It said Iran gradually became a more autocratic country and growing dissent with foreign influence culminated in the Iranian Revolution, which led to establishment of an Islamic republic on 1 April 1979.