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    The Preparatory Committee for the Summit Conference of non-aligned nations reached agreement at the Palais des Nations in Algiers, Algeria, on Thursday (August 30), to admit nine new Third World members to the non-aligned movement.

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    The Preparatory Committee for the Summit Conference of non-aligned nations reached agreement at the Palais des Nations in Algiers, Algeria, on Thursday (August 30), to admit nine new Third World members to the non-aligned movement. They include Argentina and Peru, who will add their voices to the criticism of the United States anticipated from the Latin American bloc.

    Sixteen countries comprise the preparatory committee for the 74-nation non-aligned movement. They had five hours of private talks on Thursday. Among the nations making up the committee are Chile, Sudan, Indonesia, Zambia, Ghana, the People's Republic of the Congo and India. They also drafted an agenda for the three-day Foreign Ministers conference which begins on September 2nd.

    All nations represented at the conference have two things in common -- they are under-developed economically and do not belong to any military blocs. This is the fourth summit of the non-aligned movement, which has become a persistent voice in world affairs. Sixty Heads of state are expected for the opening on September 5th. At an opening session of the committee, the Algerian Foreign Minister, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, said that present world power blocs still did not take into account the interests of under-developed nations, whose situation was marked by exploitation ad domination.

    SYNOPSIS: After five hours of talks at the Palais des Nations in Algiers on Thursday, the Preparatory Committee for Wednesday's Summit Conference of non-aligned nations agreed to admit nine new third-world nations to the non-aligned movement.

    The preparatory committee consists of delegates from sixteen nations. As well as selecting new members, the committee prepared an agenda for the conference of Foreign Ministers which opens on Sunday.

    The 74-nation summit will open on September 5th. 60 Heads of State are expected.

    Among the new members are Argentina and Peru, who will add their voices to the criticism of the United States which is anticipated form the Latin American bloc.

    All the nations represented at the conference have two things in common -- they are under-developed economically and do not belong to any military pact.

    The original non-aligned conference in 1961 was well supported by African countries, and now Zambia, Ghana and the People's Republic of the Congo are members of the preparatory committee. At an opening session of the committee, the Algerian Foreign Minister, Mr. Bouteflika, said the present world power blocks still neglected the interests of under-developed nations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1GUJRKQU3HX8A79FEU342WPCQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GUJRKQU3HX8A79FEU342WPCQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
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    N/A

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