Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli has left for Baku, the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Thursday, leading a 21-member Nepali delegation to the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwore Pokharel, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Nembang, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and CPN General Secretary Bishnu Paudel, among others bade farewell to PM Oli at the VVIP longue of Tribhuvan International Airport.
The two-day Summit is taking place from October 25. The Nepali delegation includes Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Prime Minister's Chief Advisor Bishnu Rimal, Foreign Affairs Advisor Rajan Bhattarai, and Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi among others
As a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement, Nepal has been actively participating in all NAM Summits since its inception in 1961.
Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to return home on October 27.