Leaders of the world's non-aligned nations were arriving in Lusaka on Monday (September 7) to attend the 60-nation summit conference.
Leaders of the world's non-aligned nations were arriving in Lusaka on Monday (September 7) to attend the 60-nation summit conference. The Middle East, Southern Africa and Indo-China will receive special attention from this, the third non-aligned summit meets.
Among the world leaders who arrived on Monday were President Suharto on Indonesia, General Jaafar El-Nimeiry of Sudan, Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus, Deputy Prime Minister Tun Razak of Malaysia, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore and President Milton Obote of Uganda. They were joined by Mme Nguyen Thi Binh, the Foreign Minister of the South Vietnamese Provisional Revolutionary Government.
The Conference chairman, President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, welcomed each delegation as it arrived. President Kaunda opened the three-day conference on Tuesday (September 8) with a call for economic cooperation to consolidate political independence. He also denounced the political, economic and military support given by western nations to South Africa, Portugal and Rhodesia.
Several Latin American nations are attending the conference as observers. they join the representatives of African Liberation movements and the South Vietnamese Provisional Revolutionary Government who are also in Lusaka as observers.
The delegations hope to produce concrete solutions to some of the problems facing their nations. Emperor Hails Selaasie of Ethiopia put forward five proposal for action against the write-minority regimes in Africa: Trade embargo, severance of diplomatic relations, refusal of landing rights and port facilities, generous contributions to victims of Apartheid, and effective support of Liberation movements.
President Tito of Yugoslavia, the founding father of the non-aligned movement, has also urged the conference to give the most effective possible material support to African Nationalist movements in Southern Africa. He said he welcomed the choice of Zambia as host nation, sitting as it does, on the doorstep of colonial
SYNOPSIS: Leaders of the world's non-aligned nations were arriving in Lusaka on Monday for the third non-aligned summit conference. President Suharto of Indonesia was one of the first to arrive and President Kaunda was there to greet him - and indeed all arriving heads of state.
The Chairman of Sudan's Revolutionary Council, General Jaafar El-Nimeiry, arriving here, has asked the Conference for concrete measures to turn the non-aligned movement into a common front against imperialism and neo-colonialism.
The movement, he said, should be an effective weapon in the heads of our peoples.
Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus is welcomed by Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, President of the host nation Zambia and also chairman of the summit conference.
South-east Asia is well-represented with Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister and Premier designate, Tun Abdul Razak and the Singapore Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew joining President Suharto of Indonesia.
Over 60 nations are represented at the conference, either as full delegations or as observers. Three of southern Africa's liberation movements are also present as observers.
Madame Nguyen Thi Binh, the Foreign Minister of the South Vietnamese Provisional Revolutionary Government is also there as an observer. Indo-China - together with the Middle East and souther Africa - is one of the main topics under discussion at the conference.