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Nepal PM Oli to attend 18th NAM Summit at Baku in Azerbaijan

K P Sharma Oli will be accompanied by his spouse Mrs. Radhika Shakya. The Nepali delegation will include Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Chief Adviser to Prime Minister Bishnu Rimal, Foreign Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Rajan Bhattarai, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Oli will address the general debate of Summit on October 26. The theme of general debate is “Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of contemporary world”.

Nepali Prime Minister will attend the official dinner to be hosted by the President of Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, in honour of the heads of delegation on 25 October 2019. Mr. Oli will also hold bilateral meetings with the Heads of Delegations of different countries on the side-lines of the Summit. 

The 18th NAM Summit will be preceded by the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting on 23-24 October and Senior Officials Meeting on 21-22 October 2019.

The Summit will consider report of Preparatory Ministerial Meeting, review the progress achieved in implementation of  outcomes of 17th Summit held in 2016 and conclude with the adoption of the Baku Declaration.

Nepal is one of the founding members of Non-Aligned Movement and has been actively participating in all NAM Summits since its inception.

Principles of non-alignment constitute one of the basic tenets of Nepal’s foreign policy.