Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi
Union Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi on Sunday said that she will make an official visit to Serbia from October 10-13. Lekhi, as the special envoy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will mark the 60th anniversary of the NAM movement in Serbia. Will participate in the high level memorial meeting for “I will be making an official visit to Serbia from 10-13 October 2021 as Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to attend the high level commemorative meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the NAM movement,” the Union Minister tweeted.
Lekhi is likely to attend a meeting of women heads of delegations and foreign ministers being organized by the President of the 76th UN General Assembly at the UN House in Belgrade, according to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs. The 60th anniversary of the NAM commemorative meeting is being co-hosted jointly by President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and NAM President Aliyev of Azerbaijan. During the visit, MoS Branislav Nedimovic, who is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Nebojsa Stefanovic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Maja Gojkovic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information, and Tatjana Matic will hold bilateral discussions. The Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications is said in the statement.
The first NAM conference was held in Belgrade in 1961
The first NAM conference was held in Belgrade in 1961 and provides an opportunity to reflect on how the movement can more effectively respond to complex global challenges, based on its founding principles of mutual respect, solidarity and cooperation. is directed by. India and Serbia have historically had close and friendly relations. A Bilateral Cultural Exchange Program (CEP) will also be signed during the visit to further strengthen cooperation in the field of culture and arts.
During the visit, Lekhi will also formally unveil the statue of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in Belgrade. In addition, she will interact with members of the Indian community and friends from India and visit Matica Srpska, the oldest Serbian literary, cultural and scientific society, and Will discuss ways of greater collaboration with institutions in India.
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