Prime Minister Dahal leaving for Kampala to attend NAM summit on 18 January

KATHMANDU – Prime Minister Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is leaving for Kampala, the Republic of Uganda on 18 January 2024, leading a Nepali delegation to the 19 th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) being held from 19 to 20 January 2024. Issuing a press release today, MoFA has announced the visit of the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his daughter Ganga Dahal. The Nepali delegation includes Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Narayan Prakash Saud, Foreign Secretary Ms. Sewa Lamsal and senior officials of the Government of Nepal. Prime Minister is scheduled to address the plenary session of the Summit on the theme ‘Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence’ on 19 January 2024.

On the same day, the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister will attend the state banquet hosted by the President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, in honour of the heads of delegation of NAM Member States.
In the margins of the Summit, the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister will have bilateral meetings with heads of state, heads of government and other high dignitaries attending the Summit.

The Summit will be preceded by the Ministerial Meeting on 17-18 January. Foreign Minister will leave Kathmandu on 16 January 2024, leading a Nepali delegation to the Ministerial meeting of the Summit. The Ministerial Meeting will be preceded by the Senior Officials Meeting on 15-16 January 2024. The Summit will consider the report of the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting, review the progress achieved in the implementation of the outcomes of the 18 th Summit held in 2019, and conclude with the adoption of the Kampala Declaration.

Nepal is a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement and has been actively participating in all NAM Summits since its inception. Principles of non-alignment constitute one of the basic tenets of Nepal’s foreign policy.
The Prime Minister will arrive in Kathmandu on 21 January 2024. Subsequent to the 19 th NAM Summit, the Third South Summit is being held from 21 to 22 January in Kampala. Foreign Secretary Sewa Lamsal will lead the Nepali
delegation to the South Summit.

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