Foreign ministers from twenty-five non-aligned nations who ended their conference in Maputo, Mozambique on Friday (2 February), have affirmed their support for liberation movements in Southern Africa.
GV Zambian Foreign Ministry building in Lusaka
SV ZOOM IN TO CU Foreign Minister Wilson Chakulya speaking (in English)
CHAKULYA: "The theme of the conference was Southern Africa. Delegates were not prepared to discuss any other issues but Southern Africa. Discussions were frank and detailed in many cases. Expressions of support for liberation movements and for front-line countries were made. We were all satisfied with the results of the conference. One thing that made us much more happy perhaps was that this conference was also a great contribution to the cause of the non-aligned movement the non aligned movement was allied or recognised to be a reliable ally of the liberation struggle that is currently going on inside Southern Africa. They are determined to assist in every possible way, or to continue assisting the liberation movements as well as the front line countries."
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Background: Foreign ministers from twenty-five non-aligned nations who ended their conference in Maputo, Mozambique on Friday (2 February), have affirmed their support for liberation movements in Southern Africa. They described Southern Africa as "the centre of confrontation between the imperialist forces of aggression and the forces of liberation, progress and peace".
In Lusaka, after the conference ended, the Zambian Foreign Minister, Mr. Wilson Chakulya summed up the views of the delegates.