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FM Saud towards Baku to attend NAM coordinating bureau meeting

The Nepal Weekly
July 5, 2023

Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Prakash Saud is leaving for Azerbaijan on Tuesday to attend the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry, the meeting is being organized under the theme of “NAM: United and steadfast in confronting emerging challenges” in Baku on 3-6 July 2023.

Foreign Minister Saud will address the conference on Wednesday. During the visit, the Foreign Minister will call on high dignitaries of the Government of Azerbaijan and hold meetings with heads of delegation from various countries on the sidelines of the conclave.

The Foreign Minister will return to Kathmandu on July 8 wrapping up the five day visit. Meanwhile, Minister Saud has revealed that Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ will pay a visit to China in September. Inaugurating the Kailali district convention of the Nepal Press Union in Dhangadhi on Monday, he said that Nepal should take advantage of the Prime Minister’s visit to the northern neighbour.

Nepal should derive positive gains from the development experiences of China, pointed out minister Saud.

Reiterating that the power trade agreement reached between Nepal and India during PM Prachanda’s recent visit to India was a big achievement for Nepal, Minister Saud said we should work to produce power as per the available electricity market.

He underscored the need for developing a stable foreign policy by forging a consensus among all political parties. Stating that Nepal has not joined any military alliance, the Minister reiterated Nepal’s commitment to non-aligned foreign policy.