NAM backs Zimbabwean inclusive government

The Non Aligned Movement (NAM) has thrown its weight behind the inclusive government in Zimbabwe and expressed hope it will successfully tackle national efforts to rebuild the economy, The Herald said on Saturday.

Leaders of the 118-member grouping made the observation at the 15th NAM summit in the resort town of Sharm El-Sheik in Egypt.

In this regard, the leaders, including Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who was honored to chair the meeting on its second and last day, called for the immediate lifting of Western-imposed economic sanctions that have crippled the economy.

The leaders welcomed the signing of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) by Zimbabwe’s three major parties, the Zanu-PF and the two MDC formations, and the formation of the inclusive government.

They saluted the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its successful mediation role and the region’s ongoing endeavors to help Zimbabwe rebuild its economy.

On the United Nations reform, the NAM summit stressed that efforts should be made to develop the full potential of the world body as it is the central and indispensable organ for addressing issues relating to the international cooperation.

The summit said the reform of the UN should be transparent, comprehensive and inclusive, and fully respecting the political and universal nature of the world body.

The NAM leaders emphasized the need for the payment of assessed contributions by major contributors which is critical to the financial stability of the organization, to be timely, and to be without conditions so as to enable the UN to carry out its mandates effectively.

They added that a reformed UN should be responsive to the entire membership, faithful to its founding principles and capable of carrying out its mandates.

Mugabe urged NAM to rise up the challenges of the 21st century in order to remain relevant.

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