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Date: 07 May 2012
Title: NAM reps to meet in Egypt
Pretoria - South Africa's International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will later this week join representatives of member nations of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt, for their Coordinating Bureau meeting.
The two-day meeting, starting on Wednesday, will prepare for the XVI (16th) NAM Summit Conference to be held in Tehran, Iran, later in the year.
"The meeting will seek to revitalise and strengthen the NAM and to reinforce the position of the movement on priority issues of concern to developing countries," the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said in a statement.
In this light, the ministers will, among other things, discuss issues surrounding the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Global issues such as the review of international law; promotion and preservation of multilateralism; follow-up to the Millennium Declaration and the outcomes of major United Nations (UN) summits and conferences; the reform of the UN; disarmament; as well as international security, will also top the agenda. - BuaNews