BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 7. Azerbaijan will host the Summit of the Contact Group of the Non-Aligned Movement next month, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said, while receiving the credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Namibia Clemens Handuukeme Kashuupulwa, Trend reports.
The head of state emphasized that it was Azerbaijan's initiative to review the mechanism of representation of a chair country of the Non-Aligned Movement as a permanent member in the Security Council on a rotating basis as part of the reform process in the UN Security Council. In this regard, he underscored the importance of conducting consultations among the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement, noting that such an approach would be more equitable.
President Ilham Aliyev emphasized Azerbaijan, as a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, is working towards institutionalization of this organization.