Pyongyang, September 1 (KCNA) — Fortythree years have passed since the Non-aligned Movement was founded on September 1, 1961.
The movement made its appearance, reflecting the demand of the world progressive people who were aspiring after independence and standing against domination, subjugation, aggression and war, at a time when the East-West confrontation became acute with the main focus on the two superpowers – the Soviet Union and the United States.
It, guided by the idea of independence against imperialism, and peace against war, has vigorously waged a struggle for achieving independence of countries and nations and safeguarding peace and security of the world, thus making a great contribution to the building of a just, peaceful and new world.
Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Su Hon told KCNA that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a member nation of the movement, has respected and strictly adhered to its principle and idea and exerted positive efforts to develop the movement and advance the independence cause of non-aligned and developing countries.
Especially, the DPRK, he continued, has done much towards frustrating the imperialists’ moves to disintegrate the movement, strengthening the movement and accomplishing its cause.
After the Cold War came to an end, the U.S. has persistently tried to hold in check the trend of independence and peace and establish a unipolar world governed by it, clinging to the policy of strength in the international arena, he said, and went on:
As a result, complex events have taken place in different regions and confusion and uneasiness have been created in the world.
The present situation demands the Non-aligned Movement further augment its role as an independent political force and a mighty anti-imperialist revolutionary force of the independence era.
The non-aligned nations should give a fresh impetus to the movement so that it can fully perform its duty and mission. They should also invigorate the struggle for independence and peace against imperialism and war with concerted efforts.
The DPRK government will, as ever, remain true to the fundamental principle and idea of the movement and discharge its responsibility and role for the global independence and the development of the movement.
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