In an address to the Yugoslav Federal Assembly in Belgrade on Wednesday (18 November), President Tito reviewed his country' foreign policy over the past year.
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Background: In an address to the Yugoslav Federal Assembly in Belgrade on Wednesday (18 November), President Tito reviewed his country' foreign policy over the past year. He made special reference to the recent conference on non-aligned nations in Lusaka, Zambia, which he said was very successful.
The President warned of the danger for world peace in the Middle East crisis and called for its speedy solution. He reiterated Yugoslavia's support for the Arab and said that Israel's "stiff and aggressive attitude" was making any progress towards a just solution impossible.
Yugoslavia's activity in the international political scene had been rich and constructive. There had been a significant improvement in relations with most European countries, except with Bulgaria. Co-Operation with Socialist countries had been good.
President Tito also refereed to his recent meeting with President Nixon, indicating that Yugoslavia supports the strivings for freedom of the people of South-East Asia.
He ended his speech with a call for better understanding among nations. Individual sovereignty should be respected and there should be no attempts to impose the will of one country on others.