18th NAM Summit Held

The 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement(NAM) was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on October 25 and 26.

Attending it was a delegation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea(DPRK) led by Choe Ryong Hae, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, First Vice-Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly.

Present there were 3 000 delegates including heads of states and governments of 120 member states of NAM, high-level delegations and delegates and representatives of several international organizations.

At the summit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros who worked as the Chairman of the 17th NAM Summit made a report on the 2016-2019 NAM work.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev who was elected the Chairman of the 18th NAM Summit made an opening address.

He in his address underscored the need to strengthen the role of NAM on the basis of the principle of respecting the sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in other’s internal affairs.

After congratulatory speeches the issues on peace and security, disarmament, human rights and Middle East situation were discussed.

Choe Ryong Hae made a speech at the Summit.

And speeches were made by delegates of 97 countries and international organizations.

A final document of the 18th NAM Summit, the “Baku Declaration” and others were adopted.