Azerbaijan, Baku, May 19 / Trend S.Agayeva /
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister
Elmar Mammadyarov to take part in the upcoming 16th ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held in Bali on May 25-27, Ministry spokesman Elkhan Polukhov told Trend.
Azerbaijan will officially join the organization at this meeting, he added.
Until now Azerbaijan has had the observer status in the organization.
The NAM is the international organization uniting 118 world countries on the principles of non-participation in military blocs. First of all, NATO and the Warsaw Pact were implied at the time of establishing the organization.
The NAM was officially established by 25 countries at the Belgrade conference in September 1961.
The organization includes the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as 15 observer countries, which include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Paraguay, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Croatia are Montenegro.