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    After five days the 101 leaders of non-aligned countries wound up their summit on March 11 with agreement over most key issues.

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    1. SV President of African National Congress, H.E. Oliver Tambo speaking (SOT) 0.36
    2. GV Delegates listening 0.39
    3. SV First Vice-President of Sudan, H.E. Omar Al-Tayeb, speaking as delegates listen (2 shots) (ARABIC SOT) 1.03
    4. SV Vice President of N. Korea, H.E. Pak Song Chol speaking (2 shots) 1.21
    5. CU Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat 1.23
    6. GV Other delegates embracing Indian President Zail Singh 1.24
    7. SV Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, seated 1.27
    8. CU King Hussein of Jordan 1.28
    9. SV Cuba's President Fidel Castro shakes hands with Indian president 1.32
    SPEECH TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE 1): OLIVER TAMBO: "Independence and sovereignty, and prospects of development, in their respective countries, will have (indistrict) only when the South African regime will have been destroyed. In the name of humanity, in the name of non-aligned movement, in the name of Africa, we pledge to destroy the regime."

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    Background: NEW DELHI, INDIA

    After five days the 101 leaders of non-aligned countries wound up their summit on March 11 with agreement over most key issues. The final declarations included condemnation of South Africa for its "systematic and barbarous acts of oppression and discrimination" and called for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to consider action over independence for Namibia. The conference restated its support for a Palestinian state and condemned Israel for "its continued occupation of Palestinian and other Arab territories, and for its persistent acts of repression against Palestinian people". The United States was criticised for violating the commitments it had undertaken to guarantee the safety of the Palestinians, and for their military and political support for Israel. There was also condemnation of the US administration over its linking of Namibian independence with Cuban withdrawal from Angola, and its involvement in Central America. A call for a political settlement in Afghanistan did not mention the Soviet Union by name, but Moscow was urged to keep East-West disputes out of Central America. Moscow and Washington were both condemned for their presence in the Indian Ocean. Delegates also demanded that nations possessing nuclear weapons should prohibit their use or threat of use. It is expected that the final declaration will also include a call for increased development aid for Third World countries and dialogue on Kampuchea's future. Compromise was reached over the Gulf War by deleting calls for an end to the conflict from the final statement. Instead the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi read out an appeal to Iran and Iraq. A final decision on the venue of the next summit in 1986 was deferred until the Foreign Ministers' meeting in two years time.


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