The foreign ministers of the seventeen-nation Permanent Bureau of Non-Aligned Nations gathered in Algiers on Monday (19 March) to begin a three-day conference to discuss proposals for reforming economic relations between poor developing nations and wealthy industrialised countries.
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Background: The foreign ministers of the seventeen-nation Permanent Bureau of Non-Aligned Nations gathered in Algiers on Monday (19 March) to begin a three-day conference to discuss proposals for reforming economic relations between poor developing nations and wealthy industrialised countries.
The conference opened with a hard-hitting speech from Algeria's foreign minister, Abdel Aziz Bouteflika, against Western Capitalism and the 'exploitation of Developing Nations' natural resources". He warned that major changes were now inevitable.
The countries representing the 75-nation non-aligned movement were: Algeria, Cuba, Guyana, Kuwait, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Malaysia, Nepal, Peru, Senegal, Somalia, India and Mali.
SYNOPSIS: A three-day conference of the seventeen-nation Permanent Sureau of Non-Aligned Nations began in the Palais des Nations in Algiers on Monday.
The conference had been called to discuss proposals for reforming relations between poor developing nations and the wealthy industrialised countries. Proposals agreed at the conference could from the basis of discussions during a special session of the UN General Assembly called by Algeria's President Houari Boumedienne.
The members of the Permanent Bureau of the seventy-five nation non-aligned movement were each represented by their foreign minister. algeria, whose President is chairman of the movement, opened the conference with a hard hitting speech by Foreign Minister, Abdel Aziz Bouteflika. He criticised the 'exploitation of Developing Countries' natural resources." He warned that major changes were now incredible. 'Third world countries,' he said, 'now realise that their future does not depend on generosity, whatever its intentions, but on their ability to win back what belongs to them even at the risk of facing hostility from multi-national companies.'
Foreign Minister, Bouteflika, also stressed that 'what happened with oil should also come about as far as every raw material and prime product is concerned.'
A number of countries though were worried about the effect of the new price of oil on their own economies. Guyana was said to have circulated a note suggesting a levy of one dollar a barrel to ??? paid to poor countries by oil-producers to help off-set the new prices.