Delhi committed to non-aligned movement - PM

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    Delhi committed to non-aligned movement - PM
    IANS
    Published: July 13, 2009, 23:10


    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday underlined India's commitment to strengthening the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and its desire to strengthen strategic partnership with Paris in all areas, including civil nuclear cooperation and defence.

    Manmohan Singh heads today to Sharm Al Shaikh in Egypt to attend the 15th NAM summit after a short trip to Paris where he will be the chief guest at the July 14 National Day celebrations.

    Alluding to "a close and wide-ranging strategic partnership" between India and France, Manmohan Singh said: "We would like to build upon our partnership in the areas of trade and investment, high technology, space, nuclear energy, defence, education, culture, tourism and scientific research and development."


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    In a statement before he left on the five-day overseas visit yesterday, Manmohan Singh underscored the relevance of non-alignment in the post Cold War era and said India will play its part in strengthening the NAM.

    "Non-alignment has been the bedrock of India's foreign policy since it was enunciated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Non-alignment remains an article of faith for us," Manmohan Singh said.

    "In the post-Cold War era, when the world is no longer divided into two military blocs, the Non-Aligned Movement has a renewed role to play in the emerging world order," he said.

    "The diversity and universality of the Non-Aligned Movement offers NAM a unique opportunity to address the challenges of today."

    The prime minister said "India will play its part in helping NAM to regain its moral high ground to address issues which are of direct concern and relevance to developing countries such as sustainable development, climate change, food security, energy security, terrorism and reform of the architecture of international governance."

    The highlight of Manmohan Singh's trip will be his meeting tomorrow with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the NAM summit in Sharm Al Shaikh, Egypt.


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    PM: India will help revitalise NAM

    Sandeep Dikshit

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday underlined India’s commitment to help revitalise the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which had a renewed role to play in the emerging world order following the end of the Cold War.

    “India will play its part in helping NAM toregain its moral high ground to address issues which are of direct concern and relevance to developing countries such as sustainable development, climate change, food security, energy security, terrorism and reform of the architecture of international governance,” Dr. Singh said in a statement before leaving for France and Egypt.

    He will be the chief guest at the French National Day celebrations on Tuesday. Then he will leave for Egypt to attend the NAM summit.

    During his stay at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, the Prime Minister is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with leaders from Bangladesh, Egypt, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

    “Unique opportunity”


    He was confident that the diversity and universality of the NAM would offer it a “unique opportunity” to address today’s challenges.

    Dr. Singh described the invitation to participate as the chief guest at the National Day celebrations of France as “an honour for the people of India.”

    India and France enjoy a close and wide-ranging strategic partnership.

    New Delhi would like to build upon the partnership in areas such as trade and investment, high technology, space, nuclear energy, defence, education, culture, tourism and scientific research and development, he said.

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