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Ramaphosa Embarks on Uganda Visit for NAM and G77 Summits



President Ramaphosa travelled to Uganda

President Ramaphosa travelled to Uganda to partake in the 19th NAM* Summit, a two-day event held in Kampala focusing on “Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence.” NAM’s highest decision-making body, the summit involves the ceremonial rotation of the Chair to the Head of State of the host country. As per SANews, Uganda will take on this responsibility for the next three years (2024-2027) following Azerbaijan’s chairmanship since 2019.

The Government of Uganda has outlined five key areas and priority objectives for its Chairship, encompassing:

  • regional and international peace and security, 
  • the global fight against terrorism, 
  • international migration and humanitarian crises, 
  • human trafficking and drug smuggling, and 
  • Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Crucial documents, namely the Final Outcome Document, the Kampala Declaration, and the NAM Ministerial Declaration on Palestine, are up for adoption during the summit. The NAM, with its 120 member states, holds considerable significance in global and multilateral affairs, championing the interests of developing countries since its establishment in 1961.

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After the NAM Summit, President Ramaphosa, accompanied by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, will participate in the Group of 77 (G77) Third South Summit, also hosted in Uganda. Under the theme “Leaving No One Behind,” this summit aims to fortify South-South cooperation across diverse domains, including:

  • trade, 
  • investment, 
  • sustainable development, 
  • climate change, 
  • poverty eradication, and 
  • the digital economy.

The Group of 77 plus China is the largest negotiating bloc of developing countries in the United Nations, underscoring collective economic interests and joint negotiating capacity. South Africa actively engages in the G77 to bolster its economic independence.

*Non-Aligned Movement


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