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Increasing Role of NAM Called for

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, August 25 (KCNA) -- The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is an international movement, which rejects joining any military bloc, advocates independence against all manner of domination, subjugation, aggression and war and strives for international friendship and solidarity. Rodong Sinmun today says this in a by-lined article dedicated to the 31st anniversary of the DPRK's entry into the NAM as its full-fledged member.
    The DPRK's entry into the NAM on August 25, 1975, marked an important occasion in increasing the ranks of the NAM and promoting its strengthening and development and raising the DPRK's international position and say, the article notes, and says:
    During the 6th Non-Aligned Summit, the DPRK worked hard for unity and cohesion of the NAM, exposing the imperialists' moves to split it. Thus, it made a great contribution to saving the movement from the crisis of division and advancing it in conformity with its noble mission and objective.
    Over the past years the DPRK has devotedly worked to defend the idea and principles of the NAM from the imperialists' obstructive moves, preserve its purity and ensure the unity and cohesion of it and its strengthening and development. In every period and at every stage of revolution, it clarified all the problems arising in checking the international reactionaries' attempts to divide the NAM, strengthening its position and might and raising its function and role. It thus worked hard to propel the victorious advance of this movement.
    The NAM has made big progress, but its noble idea and objective have not yet been realized, the article points out, and goes on: The sovereignty of the non-aligned countries is being violated or threatened by the imperialist forces. Only when support and solidarity are boosted among them and collective and joint actions are taken by them under this situation, is it possible to protect the sovereignty and interests of the NAM member nations and enhance the NAM's position and role in international relations.

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