In New Delhi, delegates from all over the world, including United Nations General Secretary, Mr.
SV United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar and his wife stepping down from aircraft at New Delhi Airport and being greeted by India's Commerce Minister Shivraj Patel and other officials. (3 SHOTS)
SCU Dr. Perez de Cuellar speaking. (SOT)
SV Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Al Jabar arriving at airport, to be met by Mr. Patel.
SCU Mr. Patel PAN TO Sheikh Al Jabar speaking. (SOT)
GV EXT Conference Hall of Vigyan Bhavan.
GV INT Delegates seated.
SV ZOOM TO SCU Outgoing Chairman of conference, Cuba's Foreign Minister Malmeirca in chair.
SV Algerian, Ghanaian ... etc delegates seated. (5 SHOTS)
SV India's Foreign Minister Narasimha Rao stepping onto rostrum, embracing outgoing chairman, and taking over chairmanship.
GVs Delegates seated in hall. (3 SHOTS)
TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: (SEQ 2) "How effective do you think the non-aligned movement has been in solving what problems there has been, political or economic?"
PEREZ DE CUELLAR: "We are effective when we are united and when we act accordingly, because as you know, we represent almost two thirds of the United Nations membership."
QUESTION: (SEQ 3) "What about the Iran-Iraq war?"
AL JABAR: "Everybody would love to see the war stopped. That what we try to do our best ... the result of this meeting... the stopping of the war with Iran and Iraq.
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Background: In New Delhi, delegates from all over the world, including United Nations General Secretary, Mr. Javier Perez de Cuellar, arrived for the third summit meeting of the Non-Aligned nations movement. India's Commerce Minister, Mr. Shivraj Patel welcomed the delegates - who had come for a ministerial meeting - on March 2 at the airport. Mr. Perez de Cuellar said that the non-aligned movement was very effective when its members acted in unison to solve their mutual problems. When Kuwait's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Al-Jabar arrived, he said that one of the topics to be discussed would be the war between Iraq and Iran. He said that is was in everyone's interest to agree and end to the fighting. Delegates from 97 countries assembled in the conference hall at Vigyan Ghavan, where Cuba's Foreign Minister, Isidoro Malmeirca Peoli, resigned the chairmanship which he had held since the last summit meeting in Havana in 1979. As host country, India's Foreign Minister, Mr. Narasimha Rao took the position of chairman. Among other issues, delegates were expected to discuss mutual aid and international trade between North and South. One of the most controversial issues was whether delegates would allow the seat allotted for Kampuchea to be filled by officials from the Vietnamese-backed Heng Samrin government, or whether representatives from the exiled opposition alliance of Price Norodom Sihanouk, would be given the seat. Reuters reported that many diplomats favoured leaving the seat empty, as was done at the previous meeting.