After attending the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Baku, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu along with his wife left for India. The Vice President of Inda's official Twitter handle also released a tweet informing the Vice President's departure for Delhi on Saturday, October 26.
The Vice president, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu emplaning for #Delhi today after fruitful discussions & deliberations at the #NAMSummit in #Baku— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) October 26, 2019
VP delivered the national statement at the Summit and held discussions with a number of leaders on issues of mutual interest. #Azerbaijan pic.twitter.com/2yFwiTJ1oM
During the visit to Azerbaijan, the Vice President also addressed the Indian diaspora where he elaborated about the relations between the two countries that have increased in the past few years and how India has progressed under the Modi government.
"The volume of our trade has multiplied manifold and Indian companies like ONGC Videsh have carved a niche for themselves in the oil and gas sector of the economy. However, the present level of economic engagement between the two countries is much below the potential. As Azerbaijan’s economy diversifies into the non-oil sector, I can see many opportunities for Indian companies to engage with their counterparts in the field such as Information and Communications Technology, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, agriculture, and food processing to name a few".
The 18th Summit of NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) was organised in Baku, Azerbaijan on October 25. The summit brought together leaders from different countries. NAM was inaugurated by Azerbaijan's President, Ilham Aliyev, who called for the strengthening cooperation among the 120 member nations. The 18th session of the NAM summit was attended by world leaders such as Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic, Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Pakistani President Arif Alvi, Indian Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Djibouti President Ismail Omar, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo- Addo alongside Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammed.