The importance of the non-aligned bloc in international politics has been stressed in Sierra Leone during a seven-day visit to West Africa by a Yugoslav delegation.
The importance of the non-aligned bloc in international politics has been stressed in Sierra Leone during a seven-day visit to West Africa by a Yugoslav delegation. A member of the nine-man Yugoslav Collective State Presidency, Mr. Cvijetin Mijatovic, led the delegation which also visited neighbouring Liberia.
SYNOPSIS: At the Sierra Leone State House in the capital, Freetown, Mr. Mijatovic, was introduced to President Siaka Stevens. The President praised the Yugoslav leader, President Tito, for his contribution to the advancement of the non-aligned movement.
President Stevens said international complexities made the existence of a solid non-aligned movement essential to counter the world economic imbalance which led to rich nations acting without considering the problems of less developed countries.
At the conclusion of their talks, the leaders laid wreaths at the Freetown Cenotaph in memory of the dead from the two World Wars. The Official Chinese News Agency, Xinhua, quoted Mr. Mijatovic as telling President Stevens that it was President Tito's firm belief the member states of the non-aligned movement could develop their organisation even further while maintaining a complete neutrality on all the basic issues involving the superpowers and their supporters.