Press Release on the Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

Press Release

Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali addressed this morning the Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held virtually on the margins of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Foreign Minister underlined the relevance of the Bandung Principles as time-tested and sacrosanct ideals for the peaceful global order.

While highlighting the impacts of COVID-19 on the poorest and most vulnerable countries and peoples, he called for greater international collaboration and support in their recovery efforts.

He further underscored the need to internalize by all the cost of discord and benefit of cooperation and strengthen multilateral institutions so that all nations- large or small- can coexist in dignity and contribute to the shared goals of peace, prosperity and justice.

With its numerical and moral strength, NAM should claim its rightful place and amplify the voice of the weak and vulnerable countries. NAM must prove itself as a collective voice of reason and a source of strength to its membership, he said.

A total of 54 speakers including 36 Ministers from NAM Member States addressed the Meeting which was held under the theme of “Bandung+65: More Relevant, United and Effective NAM against Emerging Global Challenges, including COVID-19”. The Meeting adopted a Political Declaration and a Special Declaration upon its conclusion.

Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations
New York
09 October 2020