PM to attend NAM Summit in Baku | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:31 AM, October 17, 2019

PM to attend NAM Summit in Baku

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), to be held on October 25-26 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has confirmed the prime minister’s participation at the Summit.

The Summit will be preceded by the preparatory senior officials’ meeting on October 21-22 and the preparatory ministerial meeting on October 23-24.

Dr Momen will attend the ministerial meeting.     

The host, Azerbaijan, will formally take over the chairmanship of NAM for the next three years at the Baku Summit, said an official. 

NAM was founded during the collapse of the colonial system and the independence struggles of the peoples of Africa, Asia, South America and other regions of the world and at the height of the Cold War.

Its actions were a key factor in the decolonisation process, which later led to the attainment of freedom and independence by many countries and people and to the founding of tens of new sovereign states.

Throughout its history, NAM has played a fundamental role in the preservation of world peace and security.

The chairmanship of NAM will be built on three main priorities, among others, increasing the effectiveness of the movement to further enhance the reputation of the organisation on the global stage.

Other priorities are promotion of the Bandung principles and strengthening of unity within the movement.

NAM has 120 member countries, 17 observer countries and 10 observer organisations.

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