INTRODUCTION: Delegates at a meeting of the Non-Aligned nations group in India have re-affirmed their support for liberation movements in southern Africa.
GV EXTERIOR: Vigyan Bhavan building, New Delhi, India.
SVs: non-Aligned Nations delegates arriving (3 shots)
SV INTERIOR: delegates from Indonesia, Chad, Senegal, Peru and Syria seated.
GV: Indian Premier Morarji Desai addressing conference (in English).
SV: audience applauding.
SVs AND GVs: Yugoslav delegate Mr. Mojsov addressing meeting and delegates listening. (5 shots)
SEQ. 4: DESAI: "Non-alignment has, of course, a special responsibility and role to address itself to the major international political problems even if they do not concern all of us. Since Colombo, continuing efforts have been underway to pressurise the racialist and minority regimes in Southern African to see the writing on the wall. The so-called government of Mr Ian Smith cannot be allowed to thrive in defiance of international opinion. We must therefore renew our commitment in support of the liberation movements. We have to safeguard against South Africa's complicity to create a proper regime in Namibia. We must maintain pressure on South Africa against the inequities suffered by the non white races."
SEQ. 6: MOJSOV: "The situation in Africa, especially in southern Africa, has turned in to an acute, large-scale intellectual crisis. The Co-ordinating Bureau and all non-aligned countries should express their solidarity with the Patriotic Front of Zimbabwe and the South West Africa People's Organisation of Namibia as the only legitimate representatives for their peoples. It is our duty to extend support also to the liberation movement in South Africa which is fighting against apartheid and Bantuisation. In addition to extending its continued support and assistance to liberation movements, Yugoslavia has wholly upheld the decision of non-aligned countries on the establishment of a solidarity fund intended for the liberation movements in southern Africa as well as the action for convening, in Mozambique, a United Nations conference to deal with the issue of Southern Africa."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Delegates at a meeting of the Non-Aligned nations group in India have re-affirmed their support for liberation movements in southern Africa. The meeting, of the group's co-ordinating Bureau, opened in New Delhi on Thursday (7 April).
SYNOPSIS: The conference follows the Non-Aligned summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last year, which adopted an action programmed that included plans for closer economic co-operation. The summit decided to establish primary producer associations, create a fund for financing buffer stocks of raw materials, and establish a commercial merchant bank of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The current conference is the first international gathering to be staged by Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai's newly-elected government. Mr. Desai opened the meeting and stressed that his government will pursue a strictly non-aligned policy. He also expressed his support for liberation movements in southern Africa.
Similar sentiments were expressed by Yugoslavia's delegate.