Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will lead the Indian delegation at the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 25-26 October, 2019.
The theme for the Summit is “Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of contemporary world”. Vice President will deliver India’s National Statement during the plenary meeting of the NAM Summit. He is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other NAM member countries on the sidelines of the Summit.
On October 24, Vice President will meet members of the Indian community in Azerbaijan at a reception organized by the Embassy of India, Baku.
India is a founding members of NAM, which is one of the largest gatherings of world leaders.
Vice President’s visit is expected to further strengthen India’s engagement with NAM and its member countries.