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    The conference of Non-aligned Foreign Ministers closed in Georgetown, Guyana, on Saturday (August 12).

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    The conference of Non-aligned Foreign Ministers closed in Georgetown, Guyana, on Saturday (August 12).

    In their final declaration, the ministers welcomed the East-West detente but said that while it diminished the threat of nuclear war, its effects were geographically limited. They said there was need for continued efforts to bring about the dissolution of military alliances. Unless the detente were extended to all regions of the world, there could be no guarantee of peace or of security for developing countries. The declaration called for the dismantling of military bases in Asia, Africa and Latin America and noted with satisfaction efforts to neutralise Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean.

    The Foreign Ministers also agreed on what they called the urgent necessity of assisting the armed struggle of liberation movements in southern Africa.

    Speaking at the closure ceremony, Zambian Foreign Minister Mudenda said:-
    "Zambia is proud to belong to a movement which is committed to the cause of Gandhi. I am convinced that we shall make significant progress in our efforts to wipe out all forms of colonialism, neo-colonialism and fear."
    As the conference neared its end, delegates attended a ceremony to unveil busts of non-aligned heroes such as Nasser, Nkrumah, Nehru and Tito.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA898KQAX667OJURBFD3BYI8RS0
    Media URN:
    VLVA898KQAX667OJURBFD3BYI8RS0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1972
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    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
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    N/A

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