The preparatory ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) commenced on Wednesday in Kampala, Uganda, setting the stage for the movement’s 19th summit, slated for Friday and Saturday. Syria’s delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Bassam Sabbagh, is actively participating in the event.
Key topics at the ministerial meeting include recent developments in the international sphere, notably the escalating situation in the occupied Palestinian territories. The meeting also focuses on various political and economic matters of mutual interest to NAM member states.
Additionally, delegates are collaborating on the formulation of the summit’s final document and the Kampala Political Declaration. This declaration is expected to articulate the movement’s stance on a range of global issues and challenges.
The Non-Aligned Movement, with a membership of 121 countries, traces its origins to its inaugural conference in Belgrade in 1961. It is grounded in the principles established at the 1955 Bandung Conference, advocating state sovereignty and equality, non-interference in internal affairs, and the denunciation of the use or threat of force in international relations.
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