Zaire's Foreign Affairs Commissioner Mandungu Bula Nyati has told the special session of the U.N.'s?
Zaire's Foreign Affairs Commissioner Mandungu Bula Nyati has told the special session of the U.N.'s General Assembly on World Economic Problems that underdeveloped countries must be given the freedom to determine their own futures.
Mr. Nyati told the assembly on Thursday (4 September) that the development of poorer nations was being retarded by both industrialised and oil-producing countries.
He said many countries, would have to abandon "a certain selfishness which characterises them" if the plight of underdeveloped nations was to be solved.
He added that the comfort of people in industrialised countries depended on the misery of those in poor countries.
But Mr. Nyati also said sovereignty in underdeveloped countries helped stability and foreign investment. The Foreign Commissioner claimed sovereignty prevented the international market from falling into "the wild jungle which only penalises the underdeveloped peoples."