Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to represent India at 18th NAM Summit in Azerbaijan

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will lead an 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 October 25, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

The theme for the Summit is “Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of contemporary world”, it said.

The 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, it added.

On October 25, Naidu will meet members of the Indian community in Azerbaijan at a reception organized by the Embassy of India, Baku, it said.

India is a founding members of NAM, which is one of the largest gatherings of world leaders.

The Vice President’s visit is expected to further strengthen India’s engagement with NAM and its member countries, the MEA said in a statement.