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Senior Officials Discuss Pressing Global Issues at NAM Day 2 Meeting




By: Hason Mutunzi Bwambale 

At the second day of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) senior officials’ meeting, held in Speke Resort Munyonyo , delegates from around the world engaged in critical discussions regarding various pressing global issues. Addressing the Media this evening at the NAM Media Centre at Hotel Africana , Dr. Omara Sam, the distinguished representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, updated the media on the  key matters affecting international peace and stability.

The Palestinian issue took center stage during the meeting, with senior officials expressing deep concern over the continuing Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territories. Delegates affirmed their unwavering support for the rights of the Palestinian people and urged for renewed efforts towards a just and lasting solution through negotiations. Emphasis was placed on the need for the international community to work together to ensure the establishment of a viable Palestinian state, based on the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The situation in Syria also received significant attention, as delegates expressed grave concern about the ongoing conflict and its devastating humanitarian consequences. Discussions focused on finding a political solution to the crisis, with an emphasis on inclusive dialogue and the protection of civilians. Senior officials called for increased international assistance to address the urgent needs of Syrians affected by the conflict and pledged their commitment to the country’s reconstruction and stability.

Moving on to Africa, the meeting deliberated on several key issues of colonialism, discussing the plight of Chagos Archipelago, Mayote in Comoros, and Western Sahara. Senior officials expressed solidarity with the affected communities and reaffirmed their commitment to supporting their right to self-determination and territorial integrity. They called for an end to all forms of colonialism and pledged to seek peaceful resolutions to these long standing disputes.

Delegates also discussed the situations in Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and the Central African Republic, recognizing the need for concerted international efforts to address the challenges facing these countries. They agreed on the urgency of ensuring effective governance, security, and development for all, while also highlighting the importance of regional cooperation in resolving conflicts and promoting peace.

As the second day of the NAM senior officials’ meeting concluded, Dr. Omara Sam expressed optimism about the progress made in addressing these complex global issues. He commended the delegates’ active participation and their commitment to upholding the principles of the Non-Aligned Movement. 

The discussions held during this meeting will serve as valuable input for the Ministerial sessions , where heads of state and government will come together to shape policies and strategies aimed at addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. The Non-Aligned Movement remains an important platform for promoting multilateralism and seeking collective solutions to global issues.

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