Ghana President to attend 60th anniversary of the founding of the Non-Aligned Movement in Belgrade

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo gives a speech during a past event at State House of Ghana in Accra. (Photo by Nipah Dennis via CFP)
The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo gives a speech during a past event at State House of Ghana in Accra. (Photo by Nipah Dennis via CFP)

Ghanaian President Nana akufo-Addo left his country on Sunday for a three-day visit of Serbia, where he is scheduled to attend the 60th anniversary ceremony of the founding of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade.

Akufo-Addo is expected to deliver a statement at the ceremony, reaffirming his country’s commitment to the principles of the movement.

Duirng his stay in Belrgade, the Ghanaian President will also hold talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, aimed at strengthening the ties of co-operation between the two countries.

President Akufo-Addo also has other meetings scheduled on the sidelines of the ceremony, including talks with Algeria’s Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane and the Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.

The Non-Aligned Movement is a forum of one hundred and twenty (120) developing states that are not formally aligned with any major power bloc.

The NAM 2021 meeting will be co-hosted by Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, who currently chairs NAM, and President Vucic.

The meeting will reflect on member states’ commitment to NAM’s five main principles – mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty; mutual non-aggression; mutual non-interference in domestic affairs; equality and mutual benefit; and peaceful co-existence.