Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Foreign Minister to visit Azerbaijan

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16 October 2019

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will attend the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), to be held on October 25-26 in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, APA reports Dhaka Tribune.

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen has confirmed the prime minister's participation at the summit of the heads of state and government. 

The summit will be preceded by the preparatory senior officials’ meeting on October 21-22 and the preparatory ministerial meeting on October 23-24.

Foreign Minister Dr Momen will attend the ministerial meeting.      

Host Azerbaijan will formally take over the chairmanship of NAM for the next three years at the Baku Summit, said an official.  

NAM was founded during the collapse of the colonial system and the struggle for independence by the people of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and other regions of the world and at the height of the Cold War. 

Its actions were a key factor in the decolonization process, which later led to the attainment of freedom and independence by many countries and people, and to the founding of tens of new sovereign states.