NEW DELHI, INDIA
In New Delhi, delegates from nearly 100 non-aligned countries met on March 8 for the second day of the seventh summit meeting of their movement.
NEW DELHI, INDIA
1. GV PAN Delegates take place for second session in conference hall 0.10
2. SV United Nations Secretary-General, Javier Perez de Cuellar speaks (SOT) (3 shots) 0.45
3. SV Peter Stambolic, President of Yugoslavia at rostrum 1.13
4. GV Delegates in hall 1.22
5. SV President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia speaks (SOT) (3 shots) 1.57
6. SV Yasser Arafat, chairman of Palestine Liberation Organisation 2.21
SPEECH TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE TWO):
PEREZ DE CUELLAR: "The first urgency is to prevent deterioration in the situation of the Third World countries and to ensure that their development effort is resumed as soon as possible. Some of the basic requirements for doing so are to strengthen the reserve liquidity of these countries immediately. In this context, I welcome the recent augmentation of the resources of the International Monetary Fund as an important step in this direction."
KAUNDA: "Suffice therefore for me to say, simply, that Zambia, does not, by non-alignment, mean to adopt a holier-than-thou attitude. To us, it means to us to be able to be ourselves in any given situation. We want to be able to create for ourselves situations in which we only have prominent friends. but no prominent enemies."
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Background: NEW DELHI, INDIA
In New Delhi, delegates from nearly 100 non-aligned countries met on March 8 for the second day of the seventh summit meeting of their movement. When he spoke, the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Javier Perez de Cuellar, supported comments made by India's Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi, who had said Third World countries would suffer first, hardest and longest in any collapse of the world financial system. Mr. Perez de Cuellar said it was of prime importance to prevent the economic position of these countries deteriorating any further and welcomed the large loan to the International Monetary Fund, made recently by the world's seven largest industrialised nations. President Petar Stambolic of Yugoslavia said the economic problems of the developing countries should cause equal concern to the developed nations. He said negotiations were no substitute for a new global economic order. President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia said non-alignment helped his country to avoid confrontations with potential powerful enemies, and enabled it to foster new allies in the international community. Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) -- which is a full member of the non-aligned movement -- said any future peace plan for the Middle East had to take account of the Palestinian people. He suggested that the summit set up a world committee to mobilise support for his people. Mr. Arafat totally rejected President Reagan's peace plan, saying it completely ignored the rights of his people by advocating the creation of a Palestine homeland in Jordan.
Source: DOORDARSHAN (INDIAN TV)