External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr. S. Jaishankar was led the Indian delegation at the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held in Kampala, Uganda on 19-20 January 2024. The Summit was preceded by deliberations at the Ministerial and Senior Officials levels. Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh is representing India at the NAM Foreign Ministers’ meeting which was preceding the NAM Summit. Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan represent India at the G-77 Third South Summit which was held in Kampala on 21-22 January 2024.
The 19th NAM Summit under the leadership of Uganda is being held under the theme ‘Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence’ and brings together more than 120 developing countries on a platform of crucial historic significance. India wholeheartedly supports Uganda’s theme for NAM and looks forward to engaging with NAM under Uganda’s leadership. As one of the leading and founding members of NAM, India remains committed to the principles and values of the movement.
On the sidelines of the NAM Summit, EAM was expected to meet with the Ugandan leadership and counterparts from NAM Member states.
EAM also travelled to Nigeria on an official visit from 21-23 January 2024. EAM was co-chaired the 6th India-Nigeria Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) with his counterpart and met with other leaders. EAM also inaugurated the 3rd edition of Nigeria-India Business Council meeting, delivered a speech at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, interacted with CII Business delegates and inaugurated the bust of Mahatma Gandhi. He was also chaired the regional conference of Indian Heads of Missions. India and Nigeria have traditionally enjoyed close and friendly relations. This was the EAM’s first visit to Nigeria which was further consolidated bilateral relations between the two countries.