Azerbaijani Chairmanship

to the Non-Aligned Movement

2019-2022

Azerbaijan hosted Online Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement on 9 October 2020


On 9 October 2020, Online Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement under the theme “Bandung+65: More Relevant, United and Effective NAM against Emerging Global Challenges, including COVID-19” was held.

The meeting was attended by 30 ministers of foreign affairs, deputy ministers and permanent representatives of the NAM Member States.

H.E. Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan addressed the meeting via video-statement. (The text of the Statement can be found in the "Azerbaijani Chairmanship/Events" section of the NAM webpage)

Under the agenda item of the meeting "On recent armed attack by the Republic of Armenia against the positions of the armed forces and civilian settlements of the Republic of Azerbaijan, along the entire frontline and adoption of Special Declaration", NAM Members States adopted the Special Declaration.

In Special Declaration, the NAM Member States strongly condemn the resumption of hostilities in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan and regret the loss of life and the toll on the civilian population. The Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement reaffirms its support to the settlement of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the basis of the United Nations Security Council resolutions (S/RES/822, S/RES/853, S/RES/874, S/RES/884). The NAM Member States extend their firm support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan and express their solidarity with the Republic of Azerbaijan in accordance with the principled position of NAM. (The text of the Declaration can be found in the "Azerbaijani Chairmanship/Documents" section of the NAM webpage.)

Under the agenda item "Report by the Republic of Azerbaijan on its first year NAM Chairmanship activities", Azerbaijan Chairmanship presented its first year report of the NAM Chairmanship activities. (The text of the Report can be found in the "Azerbaijani Chairmanship/Events" section of the NAM webpage)

Under the agenda item on debate on the topic of "Bandung+65: More Relevant, United and Effective NAM against Emerging Global Challenges, including COVID-19", Member States has exchanged the views with a view to take stock of the achievements of NAM obtained since the adoption of Bandung Principles in promoting strict adherence to the norms and principles of international law.

At the end of the Meeting, NAM Members States adopted the Political Declaration. The text of the Declaration can be found in the "Azerbaijani Chairmanship/Documents" section of the NAM webpage.

October 9, 2020