Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Mr. K P Sharma Oli is leaving for Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan on 24 October 2019 leading a Nepali delegation to the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) being held on 25-26 October 2019. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse Mrs. Radhika Shakya.
The Nepali delegation includes Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister Mr. Bishnu Rimal, Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr. Rajan Bhattarai, Foreign Secretary Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi and senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister will address the general debate of the Summit on 26 of October. The General Debate of the 18th NAM Summit will be held on the theme of “Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of contemporary world”.
The Prime Minister will attend the official dinner to be hosted by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, in honour of the heads of delegation on 25 October 2019.
The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister 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 the report of the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting, review the progress achieved in the implementation of the outcomes of the 17thSummit held in 2016, and conclude with the adoption of the Baku Declaration.
Nepal is a founding member of the 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.
The Prime Minister will return from Baku in the evening of the 26October and arrive in Kathmandu in the morning of 27 October 2019.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
20 October 2019