Back in the UAR after state visits to Greece and Yugoslavia, President Gamal Abdel Nasser addressed crowds in Alexandria's Manshieh Square, June 24.
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Background: Back in the UAR after state visits to Greece and Yugoslavia, President Gamal Abdel Nasser addressed crowds in Alexandria's Manshieh Square, June 24.
In his speech, from the balcony of the Alexandria Stock Exchange, President Nasser reiterated the main points of a joint communique issued in Yugoslavia June 20 the end of several days' talks with President Tito.
The two Presidents declared that world peace was not the exclusive responsibility of the big Powers, and that the uncommitted countries should be more active in the United Nations. Their talks had once again shown a great similarity of views in the appraisal of international events and the determination of Yugoslavia and the UAR, in the present situation, to exert the utmost effort to prevent an increase of tension.
There was also a condemnation of South Africa's "policy of race discrimination" and an expression of "the earnest hope that such a policy be promptly ended". The Palestine problem should be solved according to United Nations provisions. Finally, President Nasser joined Marshal Tito in welcoming the newly independent African countries, saying that "the advent and activity of these countries as international factors enrich the world community of nations and are an expression of world progress".