NAM Summit adopts key documents hinh anh 1At the summit (Photo: VNA)

Baku (VNA) – The 18th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit wrapped off in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on October 26 by adopting a series of important documents.

The event, which drew the participation of representatives from 120 NAM member countries, observers and international organisations, adopted a final document of the summit; the Baku Declaration; a declaration on the Palestine issue; and a message of gratitude toward Azerbaijani Government and people.

These documents reiterated the value and importance of the Bangdung principles, as well as the effort to boost NAM’s intra-bloc solidarity in contribution to maintain international peace and security and boost economic cooperation and disarmament, among others.

At the summit, NAM leaders lauded the building of the ASEAN Community for a peaceful, stable and growing region.

They acknowledged ASEAN member states’ concern over complicated developments in the East Sea and called for the settlement of disputes through peaceful measures in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh represented Vietnam at the two-day summit. In her statement, Thinh said Vietnam will always adhere to NAM principles and goals, and is willing to join hands with other member countries to foster intra-bloc solidarity and cope with challenges facing the movement in a comprehensive, timely and effective manner.

Established in 1961, NAM is dedicated to representing the interests and aspirations of developing countries. It now consists of 120 members and 17 observer countries, and becomes an organisation with the second highest number of members only after the United Nations. Vietnam joined the movement in 1976./.