The theme for this year's summit is “Peace, Sovereignty and Solidarity for Development."
PIC: Prime Minister, Ruhakana Ruganda
The Prime Minister, Ruhakana Ruganda is on a two-days summit in Venezuela representing President Yoweri Museveni during the 17th summit of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM).
The summit which is starting today September 17 will end on 18th at Margarita Island in Venezuela.
During the Summit, Rugunda will make a statement on behalf of Uganda.
Speaking ahead of the Summit, Rugunda praised the role played by the NAM during its 55-year history in promoting peace and adherence to a world free of conflict.
"Uganda continues to support the ideals of the Non Aligned Movement, including the struggle for a just and equitable world order, freedom from colonialism, foreign occupation, the right to self-determination and sustainable development," Rugunda said.
This was according to a press release issued by the communications advisor, office of the prime minister, Julius Mucunguzi.
The theme for this year's summit is "Peace, Sovereignty and Solidarity for Development."
The NAM is a grouping of countries which were not aligned to the East of West during the Cold War.
The organisation played an important role in the decolonization and independence struggles in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Latin America and Pacific regions.
The last recent NAM summits were hosted by Colombia (1995), South Africa (1998), Malaysia (2003), Cuba (2006), Egypt (2009), and Iran (2012).