The event is expected to adopt a declaration, the statute on the working modalities of the NAM Parliamentary Network, its logo and official flag, and the election of the President and Vice Presidents, the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s Cubaminrex website reported on Thursday.
On this occasion, the forum will be attended by delegations of legislative bodies from more than 40 countries and representatives of nearly a dozen international parliamentary organizations, and will focus the discussions on the strengthening of national parliaments in the promotion of peace.
The Parliamentary Network of the Non-Aligned Movement was established in November 2021 at its inaugural meeting held in Madrid, Spain, within the framework of the 143rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
According to the Madrid Declaration, adopted by NAM legislators, the Parliamentary Network aims to contribute to greater awareness and promotion of the ideas and principles of the Movement.
It also aims to ensure parliamentary support for the implementation of the bloc’s obligations, provide a framework for cooperation and coordination among parliaments for the exchange of experiences in the field of peace, security, human rights and development.
Furthermore, it reiterates its unwavering commitment to the principles and objectives of the Non-Aligned Movement, articulated in Bandung (1955) and Belgrade (1961); and expresses its strict adherence to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.