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In his opening remarks, chair of the meeting Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Ruben Dario Molina described the NAM as a good platform in terms of strengthening existing political ties, which embrace the UN sustainable development goals.

Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, led the Vietnamese delegation to attend the event.

The officials discussed contents of a draft document to submit to the NAM Ministerial Meeting, focusing on the implementation of major agendas of the UN, security issues, disarmament, international law, peaceful settlement of disputes, peace-keeping and UN reform.

The NAM Ministerial Meeting themed "Promoting International Peace and Security for Sustainable Development" will take place in Baku on April 5th  - 6th.

The event is scheduled to bring together foreign ministers of NAM participating states, with representatives of observer states and countries invited as special guests.

Established in Yugoslavia in 1961, NAM is a group of states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc, with 120 members and 17 observer states./.

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