The 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement member countries has today kicked off in Baku.
Held under the motto “Upholding Bandung principles to ensure a concerted and adequate response to the challenges of the contemporary world”, the Summit brings together heads of state and government of nearly 60 countries, as well as heads of international organizations.
Representatives of about 160 countries and international organizations are attending the event.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev welcomed Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko, President of the State Council of Oman Yahya bin Mahfouz al-Manzari, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Choe Ryong Hae, Prime Minister of Libya Fayez Seraj, Prime Minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of the People`s Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir bin Mohamad, Vice President of India Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, President of Equatorial Guinea Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Sudan Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik, President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Algeria Abdelkader Bensalah, President of Namibia Hage Gottfried Geingob, President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro, King Mswati III of eSwatini, President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of Turkmenistan Gurbangulu Berdimuhamedov, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, President of Pakistan Arif Alvi, who attended the Summit.
The heads of state and government posed together for a group photo.
Current chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro opened the Summit and made a speech at the event.
The chairmanship in the Non-Aligned Movement then was handed to Azerbaijan.
Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the Summit.