2019-10-24
Closing remarks by H.E. Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov at the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting of the XVIII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement

24 October, 2019

Excellencies,

Distinguished Heads of Delegations,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We have arrived to the end of our work within the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting of the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement. I am glad to emphasize that we performed an efficient work and had a very fruitful deliberations during these two days. In this regard, I would like to thank all of you for constructive engagement and cooperation.

During the interactive debates we heard interesting interventions and these debates once more clearly demonstrated that NAM has an important role in strengthening international peace and security. The comprehensive documents which we have agreed upon with you contain several crucial aspects in this regard.

Today multilateralism is important than never before and it is our responsibility to protect this asset. NAM as a second largest international political organization, after the United Nations is definitely one of the main driving force of multilateral cooperation. And we are proud to take over the chairmanship of this esteemed Movement and contribute to its further success. We believe that with this Summit and throughout our chairmanship, together with your support we will be able to reinforce the role of the Movement in the international relations system. Furthermore, we believe that our chairmanship will be instrumental in building framed cooperation with non-members of NAM.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Having said that, I would like to thank all of you once again for your valuable contribution to the Outcome Documents and active participation at the interactive debate. I hope Baku Summit will always be remembered in the history as one of the most successful summits.

Looking forward to see you all, and distinguished heads of your delegation tomorrow at the Summit meeting.

I hereby declare the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting closed.

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