International Diplomat Magazine

UAE participates in NAM’s 17th Foreign Ministers meeting


UAE participates in NAM's 17th Foreign Ministers meeting(Sharm el-Sheikh) – The 17th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) opened in the Red-Sea resort of Sharam el-Sheikh with the participation of UAE along with 119 other member countries from around the globe. 17 other countries and 10 international organisations are also participating as observers in the group of states who consider themselves not aligned formally with or against any major power bloc.
UAE delegation to the meeting is headed by Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, H.E. Dr. Tariq Ahmed Al Haidan and consist of number of officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Global disarmament, international security, terrorism, dialogue between North and South , water issues, women affairs, unemployment, youth issues and democratic transitions in the Arab region are on the agenda. A Declaration of Palestine is expected to be issued after the meeting of the Special Committee on Palestine headed by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr. The final communique will include global issues such as the international situation and issues of UN, security, international system reform, regional political issues, conflicts such as the situation in Somalia, Syria, Iraq, some countries in Latin America and Afghanistan.