Delegates from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Ghana, Barbados and Zambia were amongst the arrivals in Georgetown, Guyana, on Wednesday (9 August) for the 1972 Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers' Conference.
GV EXT United Arab Emirate delegation arrives by car and into conference hall
GV Egyptian delegation arrives and enters
GV Ghana and Barbados delegates arrive and enter (3 shots)
GV Zambian delegates arrive
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Background: Delegates from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Ghana, Barbados and Zambia were amongst the arrivals in Georgetown, Guyana, on Wednesday (9 August) for the 1972 Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers' Conference.
Egypt and Zambia joined the group of delegates actively supporting moves to admit the Viet Cong as representatives of South Vietnam and Prince Sihanouk's exiled Cambodian government in The People's Republic of China.
This caused the delegations from Indonesia, Laos and Malaysia to walk out. However, business has been proceeding, and amongst the issues likely to be discussed are proposals to set up a joint committee coordinating the financing, arming and training of African and Middle-East liberation movements.
There is also a proposal by Algeria to form an association of Mediterranean Non-Aligned Countries to halt the arms race in the Middle East.
The conference also received a letter from Yasser Arafat, Commander of the Palestine Liberation Front, asking Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers to grant his organisation observer status. The letter was delivered by the head of the liberation Front's three-man delegation, attending the conference as guests...lowest category of attendance after observer status and full member.