Dr S. Jaishankar Embarks on Diplomatic Mission to Uganda and Nigeria

EAM Dr S. Jaishankar's Diplomatic Odyssey: Navigating Shared Global Affluence in Uganda and Bolstering Ties with Nigeria.

New Delhi: India’s External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr S. Jaishankar, is set to lead the Indian delegation at the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) scheduled to take place in Kampala, Uganda, from January 19 to 20, 2024.

The theme of the 19th NAM Summit, under the leadership of Uganda, is ‘Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence.’ Dr. Jaishankar, along with Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, and Shri V. Muraleedharan, is expected to actively participate in deliberations at both the Ministerial and Senior Officials levels.

As one of the leading and founding members of NAM, India stands committed to the principles and values of this historic movement. Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, will represent India at the NAM Foreign Ministers’ meeting, and Shri V. Muraleedharan will attend the G-77 Third South Summit in Kampala on January 21-22, 2024.

On the sidelines of the NAM Summit, EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar is anticipated to engage in crucial bilateral discussions with the Ugandan leadership and counterparts from other NAM member states. This presents a significant opportunity for India to strengthen ties with these nations.

Following the NAM Summit, Dr Jaishankar will embark on an official visit to Nigeria from January 21 to 23, 2024. During his visit, he will co-chair the 6th India-Nigeria Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) with his counterpart and engage in discussions with other leaders. Additionally, Dr S. Jaishankar will inaugurate the 3rd edition of the Nigeria-India Business Council meeting, deliver a speech at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, interact with CII Business delegates, and inaugurate the bust of Mahatma Gandhi.

This marks EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar’s first official visit to Nigeria, reflecting the importance India places on consolidating and furthering the close and friendly relations between the two nations. The visit is expected to enhance bilateral cooperation and strengthen diplomatic ties.

The regional conference of Indian Heads of Missions, chaired by Dr. Jaishankar, is set to underscore India’s commitment to fostering regional partnerships and collaboration in the international arena. As the visit unfolds, it promises to be a pivotal moment in the diplomatic relations between India, Uganda, and Nigeria, with potential far-reaching implications for shared global affluence.

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