Iran’s Ambassador to IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh today was elected the chairman of the Vienna chapter of G-77. He replaces the Algerian ambassador to IAEA.
The G-77 was founded by UN's 77 developing countries in Algiers in 1967, and since then its membership has grown to 131 countries. This year, the overall Chairman of G-77, the organization's highest ranking officer, will be the Argentine Ambassador to the UN. The group also has chapters at UN offices worldwide, including Vienna, Geneva and Rome. Soltanieh will head the Vienna chapter in 2011.