Mbumba in Uganda for summit of heads of states

Nangolo Mbumba

Vice president Nangolo Mbumba on Friday left for Uganda’s capital Kampala for the 19th summit of heads of state and government of the non-aligned movement.

The summit, which started on Friday, ends on Saturday, the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation announced in a statement on Friday.

Mbumba is accompanied by international relations and cooperation minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and other senior government officials.

The non-aligned movement is the principal political platform for advancing the interests of developing countries.

Non-aligned movement member states make up the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations.

“Currently, a key focus of non-aligned movement member states within the context of the United Nations (UN) is the strengthening of the UN development system towards the accelerated realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals,” the ministry noted.

Another focus is the urgency for transformation in global governance to better meet and respond to modern day realities and bridging inequalities towards delivering a better, safer and more sustainable world for people and the planet.

Uganda will now take over as the chair of the non-aligned movement until 2027.

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