Kathmandu, 18 January. The Right Honourable Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has left for Kampala, the Republic of Uganda in the wee hours of Thursday, leading a Nepali delegation to the 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) being held from 19 to 20 January 2024.
Accompanied by his daughter, Ms. Ganga Dahal, and Foreign Affairs Advisor Dr. Rupak Sapkota, along with other senior officials from the Government of Nepal, the Right Honourable Prime Minister boarded a Qatar Airways flight at 2:15 am.
Rt. Honourable Speaker Devraj Ghimire, Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka, Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Honourable Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sudan Kirati and officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister as well as Ministry of Foreign Affairs bade farewell to the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister is scheduled to address the plenary session of the Summit on the theme ‘Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence’ on 19 January 2024.
On the same day, the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister will attend the state banquet hosted by the President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, in honour of the heads of delegation of NAM Member States.
In the margins of the Summit, he will have bilateral meetings with heads of state, heads of government and other high dignitaries attending the Summit.
The Nepali delegation to the Summit led by Rt. Hon. Prime Minister includes Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Narayan Prakash Saud, Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Dr. Rupak Sapkota, Foreign Secretary Ms. Sewa Lamsal, Daughter Ms. Ganga Dahal and senior officials of the Government of Nepal.
The Prime Minister will arrive in Kathmandu on 21 January 2024.
Nepal is a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement and has been actively participating in all NAM Summits since its inception. Principles of non-alignment constitute one of the basic tenets of Nepal’s foreign policy.