President Dr. Arif Alvi will lead Pakistan delegation to the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) being held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 25-26 October 2019.

Apart from his statement at the Summit, the President will hold meetings with the President of Azerbaijan and other leaders.

The Non-Aligned Movement represents the biggest grouping of countries outside the United Nations, comprising 120 developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The Baku Summit will feature deliberations on the theme of “Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the Challenges of Contemporary World”.

The Summit will also adopt a Final Document that reflects the Movement’s collective positions on global, regional, economic and social issues. This Document reaffirms the centrality of the UN Charter and international law principles including the inalienable right to self-determination of people under foreign occupation.

During the Summit, the President will share Pakistan’s perspective on a range of global, regional and other issues of contemporary salience, particularly spotlighting the rights, concerns and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Pakistan continues to be an active member of NAM and has contributed significantly to the shaping of the Movement’s positions on a range of political, legal, economic and social issues and subjects.


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