By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion,
Last week, an Eritrean delegation, led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, participated in the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The summit of the 120-nation group, which saw the attendance of several heads of state, as well as regional allies from Cuba, Ecuador and Bolivia, was held on the resort island of Margarita, located in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Eritrea’s official statement at the summit was wide-ranging, noting the diverse challenges faced by many of the NAM’s members (including Eritrea), calling for the defense of the principles of the sovereign equality of nations, respect for territorial integrity, political independence and peaceful coexistence, and the respect for the dignity and rights of citizens. Continue reading The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM): A Primer