Rodong Sinmun Hails Success of NAM Summit
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, September 24 (KCNA) -- The non-aligned movement (NAM) will in the future, too, invariably defend its ideal and principle and steadily increase the efficiency in its activities and role, giving impetus to the global cause of independence, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed article. The 14th NAM summit marked an epochal occasion of weighty significance in putting the NAM on a new higher stage and increasing the efficiency in its activities and role, the article notes, and goes on:
What is most important for the NAM in smoothly carrying out its mission of the times and role is to invariably remain true to its noble ideal and principle. The basic ideal and principle of the NAM can never change as long as there remain the imperialist and hegemonic forces pursuing domination, intervention, aggression and plunder on earth. Independence against imperialism is a guarantee for the triumphant advance of the NAM.
The unity and solidarity of the NAM is an important matter for the NAM in accomplishing the global cause of independence, keeping and strengthening its existence in the international relations in the present century when the process of multi-polorization is making headway. Only when the NAM goes united, can one say that the NAM represents the South, can NAM expect its voice to be respected and can it demonstrate its might.
The non-aligned countries should firmly unite and solidarize with one another politically, cooperate and exchange with one another economically and technologically on the principle of independence. The only way of achieving independent development and social and economic progress, free from the economic domination and plunder by the imperialists is to expand the south-south cooperation based on the collective self-reliance.
It is important to resolutely reject the double standards applied by the imperialists in the international relations and strictly preserve the principle of equality and impartiality.
If the non-aligned countries fail to pay due attention to the injustice and consequences of the application of double standards in the international relations and collectively reject them, this will allow the imperialists to become more arrogant and upset the international justice and impartiality and gravely threaten peace and security of the world. The number of the NAM member states grew to 118 this time. This proves the attraction of the NAM and its strengthening and development. The ideal and aim of the NAM are just and its prospect is bright. No moves to keep the outdated order of domination and subjugation can block the advance of the NAM toward independence against imperialism.
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