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Bangladesh PM reaches Azerbaijan for NAM Summit

She was received by the Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Ali Javad Oglu Ahmadov at the airport.

During her four day long visit to Azerbaijan PM Hasina will join the opening ceremony on Friday and in the plenary session on Saturday.

On the sidelines of the summit she is also expected to meet a number of heads of state or government.

She will return to Bangladesh on Sunday afternoon.

120 countries are participating in the NAM summit in Azerbaijan.

The NAM summit is held every three years since it inception in 1961 at Belgrade under the leadership of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru along with Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, and Sukarno of Indonesia.

The newly independent countries decided to set up NAM in the backdrop of cold war between the two superpowers of US and Soviet Union.

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