Leaders of more than 60 non-aligned nations ended their three-day Lusaka summit on Thursday (September 10).
Leaders of more than 60 non-aligned nations ended their three-day Lusaka summit on Thursday (September 10). The session closed with Zambian President kenneth kaunda leading the delegates in a revolutionary song. Earlier, the President had been empowered with the task of dissuading Western nations from supporting white minority governments in Southern Africa.
Though the wide-ranging resolutions adopted during the summit will not be made public until Monday, the problem of Southern Africa was reported to figure large among them.
President Kaunda, who chaired the conference representing 1,000 million under-privileged people -- about a third of the world's population-- was asked to maintain contact with the member nations and ensure that the decisions taken were carried out.
Resolutions deploring European arms sales to South Africa, Israeli "obstruction" of Middle East peace moves ,and the situation in Rhodesia are expected to be announced on Monday.
Meanwhile, in closing the summit, President Kaunda said that every nation represented had the responsibility of working in unity for peace and development. "We cannot afford to fail, " he added, "for the consequences of failure is the combination by the more powerful who, in the past, have always sought to make decisions for us and manipulate the course of human history."