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Chairing NAM Reflects Uganda's Growing Influence on Global Stage

posted onJanuary 20, 2024

By Jordan Ddungu

For the past few weeks, Ugandans have been discussing the Non-Aligned Movement summit that is currently going on in the country. The Non-Aligned Movement is a forum formed in 1961 consisting of 120 diverse members that serves as a vital platform for promoting peace, security, and development. It is this very important forum that Uganda is privileged to chair for a period of three years - 2024-2027.
Uganda and its esteemed leader, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been elected by acclamation as the Chairman of the 19th Summit Head of State and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

This appointment places President Museveni at the helm of the second-largest group of countries in the world, second only to the United Nations. This remarkable feat reflects Uganda's growing influence on the global stage and also acknowledges President Museveni's exceptional leadership and diplomatic skills.
It is this diplomacy that has seen Uganda, under the visionary leadership of President Museveni emerge as a key player in international affairs—the very core of the summit.

The country's commitment to peace, stability, and development has earned it respect and admiration from nations across the globe. President Museveni's election as Chairman of NAM is a testament to Uganda's growing influence and its ability to foster unity and cooperation among nations. These profoundly shape diplomatic relations and their perks.

As the Chairman of NAM, President Museveni will play a pivotal role in shaping the movement's agenda and advancing its core principles of non-alignment, sovereignty, and multilateralism.

Over the years, President Museveni has amassed extensive experience in international diplomacy and commitment to fostering global partnerships. He has often proved selfless and well-versed in ensuring diplomatic ties within countries. It is, therefore, not surprising that it is under his presidency that Uganda has reached this milestone.
President Museveni's election as Chairman of NAM is a testament to his exceptional leadership qualities. Throughout his tenure as Uganda's President, he has demonstrated unwavering dedication to the welfare of his people and the advancement of Africa as a whole. His visionary policies have transformed Uganda into one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, attracting foreign investment and fostering sustainable development. With his guidance, hence, we are very assured of the fruits of the Movement in his tenure as chairman.
Furthermore, President Museveni's commitment to regional integration and cooperation has been instrumental in promoting peace and stability in East Africa. His efforts in mediating conflicts and fostering dialogue have earned him recognition as a respected statesman, both within Africa and on the global stage.
Under President Museveni's leadership, NAM is poised to achieve new heights. His vast experience in international relations, coupled with his deep understanding of the challenges developing nations face, will enable him to steer NAM toward addressing pressing global issues such as poverty, climate change, and inequality. President Museveni will ensure that NAM remains a powerful force for positive change in the world by fostering dialogue and collaboration among member states.
We can concisely conclude that the election of H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as Chairman of the 19th Summit Head of State and the Non-Aligned Movement is a momentous occasion for Uganda and a testament to President Museveni's exceptional leadership. As he assumes this prestigious position, we congratulate President Museveni on his well-deserved election and express our confidence in his ability to guide NAM towards a future of peace, prosperity, and global cooperation. 

The writer is a youth and good governance activist 
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