Vice President leaves for Azerbaijan to attend NAM summit

RSTV Bureau
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu embark on a 2 day visit to Azerbaijan. (Twitter Photo)

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu embark on a 2 day visit to Azerbaijan. (Twitter Photo)

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu embarked on a 3-day visit to Baku, Azerbaijan today. Vice President 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 said on Tuesday.

The theme for the summit is “Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of the 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.

— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) October 24, 2019

On October 25, the vice president will meet members of the Indian community in Azerbaijan at a reception organised by the Indian embassy.

India is a founding member 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 ministry said in a statement.

(With inputs from News Agency)