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Uganda To Host 19th NAM Summit

Uganda To Host 19th NAM Summit:

India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will be visiting Uganda from January 15-20, 2024, to attend the 19th edition of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit.

  • The NAM is a forum of 120 developing countries that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.
  • It aims to represent the political, economic, and cultural interests of the developing world.
  • The grouping has 53 members from Africa, 40 from Asia, 26 from Latin America and the Caribbean, and Belarus from Europe.
  • There are also 18 observer countries and 10 observer organizations.
  • The summit is expected to discuss issues like global cooperation, solidarity, and advancing common goals of developing countries related to politics, economics, and culture.
  • As the incoming chair of NAM for 2024-2027, Uganda will set the agenda and priorities for the grouping over the next few years.
  • India will aim to strengthen ties with African nations during the visit.