In an address to the Federal Assembly in Belgrade on Friday (17 December), Yugoslav President Tito looked back upon the foreign policy highlights of 1971.
In an address to the Federal Assembly in Belgrade on Friday (17 December), Yugoslav President Tito looked back upon the foreign policy highlights of 1971. The President said that the Indo-Pakistan War was a tragic event which threatened the peace of Asia. He stated that the war must be brought to a close and said that no problems between countries could be solved by force of arms.
SYNOPSIS: The Federal Assembly in Belgrade... where on Friday, Yugoslav President Tito looked back on the highlights of his country's foreign policy of 1971 Tito said the year marked a change in international relations. He told the assembly that it couldn't be said that the danger of a new major war was less today than it was after the Second World War.
But, the President said, the major nations who had the major responsibility of maintaining world peace had come a log way towards realism and willingness to negotiate with each other. He then turned to the war between India and Pakistan. He called it a tragedy which threatened the peace and security of Asia and the world. The President urged that the war be ended and said that no problems in international relations can really over be solved by force of arms.
The President looked at the Middle East, saying the situation there could easily become dangerous once again. Tito said that when he recently visited Egyptian President Sadat, he had supported the Egyptian all for Israel to withdrew from all occupied areas. The Yugoslav President said that Whoever commits aggression shouldn't be allowed to keep foreign territory. On European matters, President Tito said the climate had been created for a European cooperation and security conference to be held. Such a conference wold contribute to universal security.