Views
5 months ago

10 february 2018_final

News From Non -Aligned

News From Non -Aligned World NAM encouraging Trade Flow among Members By IINS Research Team One of the key reasons for the formation of the Non –Aligned Movement was to declare solidarity between nation states with a shared history of oppression and facing similar challenges of technological and economic development. The cold war which became the pretext of this new solidarity also influenced many political and cultural changes in many nation states. The need for NAM back then during Cold War ushered in with factions dividing the world into two grabbing for power creating a vacuum between US led West and Soviet Union leading the East turning other nations as mere pawns to their own game of power and authority on the global chessboard. However, NAM came into existence bringing a balanced outlook and catering and protecting also while strengthening the developing countries. But in the present where the relevance of NAM has been questioned again and again, Non- Aligned Movement has a very relevant and vital part to play with certain important issues facing the Southern countries on the globe. cooperation for industrial development, environment and sustainable development, human settlements, population, external debt, food and sustainable agricultural development, an Agenda for Development and renewal of the dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation for development through partnership. NAM has urged the developing countries to review their development policies in view of “The Movement has not only sought a greater role in increasing the assertion of the developing world in the international order, but has also striven for active participation of its member state in international financial institutions, so as to ensure transparency and bridge the divide between the global North and the Global South. One of the major contributions of the Non–Aligned Movement towards this objective is the conceptualizing of the New Economic International Order (NEIO)” The Movement has not only sought a greater role in increasing the assertion of the developing world in the international order, but has also striven for active participation of its member state in international financial institutions, so as to ensure transparency and bridge the divide between the global North and the Global South. One of the major contributions of the Non–Aligned Movement towards this objective is the conceptualizing of the New Economic International Order (NEIO). Developing countries have lost their growth due to asymmetric global economic order. They have lagged due to technology deficiency, exploitation of their resources by developed countries and ever increasing debt burdens .They have fallen under dependency in under the unequal impact of globalization. Born out of the African-Asian Solidarity Conference held in Bandung, Indonesia, in 1955, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), created officially in Belgrade in 1961, allowed the Third World Countries to affirm an autonomous political existence and call for more equitable economic exchanges between North and South. NAM has cosponsored a number of resolutions presented by the Group of 77 on issues such as trade and development, the global economic situation. This involves issues like how the global south can rely less on exports to the West and rely more on domestic and regional demand and on South-South trade and investment, and promote a strong role of the state in economic policies, along with devising appropriate policies for industry, agriculture and services, including financial policy in developing countries. NAM has urged the need for South-South coordination and cooperation. As North-South relations go through difficult or tumultuous times, South-South solidarity and action is even more urgent. NAM has a critical role to play in this. From its inception, the idea of South-South cooperation was very much based on a model of solidarity among developing countries and collective self-reliance through various co-operation agreements to address common development challenges. The emergence of a number of large developing countries as major players on the international stage has brought the question of South-South co-operation to centre-stage once again. South-South ties, be it economic or political, are more Contd.....On Page 16 February, 2018 (8)

Vietnam-Egypt relations By Dr. Ankit Srivastava, Editor Vietnam and Egypt will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries this year. The foreign policy of the two countries is based upon the principles of the Non-Aligned Movement. The traditional friendly and cooperative relations between Vietnam and Egypt have progressed smoothly. Egypt was one of the first Arab countries to establish relations with Vietnam. Vietnam has had its trade representative office in Egypt since 1958 and on September 1, 1963, the two countries formally established diplomatic ties. Relations between the two countries were further boosted by the visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Hanoi in September 2017 which bore fruitful results. During Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to Vietnam, both the countries expressed their pleasure over their sound affiliation at regional and international forums, including mutual support for each other when running for seats in United Nations agencies. The two nations regularly work together and support each other at international forums, with Egypt backing Vietnam’s application for the UN Security Council (2020 - 2021) and the UN Human Rights Council (2014 - 2016), and Vietnam backing Egypt’s admission to the UN Security Council (2016 - 2017) and the UN Human Rights Council (2017 - 2019). Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang said that his country valued Egypt’s role as a founding member of the Non-aligned Movement and its place in outlining the Movement’s basic principles on independence, national sovereignty and cooperation for mutual benefit and peace among nations. Quang emphasised that these principles uphold their value today and still serve as the guideline for the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Egypt. Quang expressed his belief that with the resolve of both sides’ leaders, the bi-lateral cooperation will continue to develop in a substantial manner, meeting the aspiration and interests of the people of the two countries and contributing to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in each region and the world as a whole. Egypt and Vietnam have a robust trade relationship. Egypt is Vietnam’s second largest trade partner in Africa, with two-way trade revenues between them reaching US$316 million in 2016. Vietnam’s major exports to Egypt include seafood, automotive parts, fabrics, black pepper, coffee, rubber and consumer News From Non -Aligned World goods, while its main imports are chemicals, honey, petroleum products, milk and dairy products, fibers and consumer goods. Egypt was the first Northern African country to recognise Vietnam as a country with a full market economy in November 2013. “Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang said that his country valued Egypt’s role as a founding member of the Non-aligned Movement and its place in outlining the Movement’s basic principles on independence, national sovereignty and cooperation for mutual benefit and peace among nations. Quang emphasised that these principles uphold their value today and still serve as the guideline for the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Egypt.” The two countries decided to bolster bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, and agreed upon to create optimal conditions for businesses in order to access the respective markets, aiming to raise two-way trade to US$1 billion in the future. Sisi emphasised that Egypt serves as a gateway for Vietnam to enter the African and Middle East markets, and added that Egypt’s engagement in free trade agreements with Africa, Gulf States and Europe would make it easier for Vietnamese goods to access these markets. Sisi further stressed t that Egypt wishes to balance trade with Vietnam and called on the Vietnamese enterprises to invest in Egypt’s industrial parks. On the side-lines of Sisi’s visit, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr and Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) Vice- Admiral Mohab Mamish met Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung. Nasr emphasised the importance of enhancing investment cooperation between both countries and encouraging the establishment of joint ventures between the private sectors in Egypt and Vietnam. Both sides agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in investment and the stock exchange, and have also held the Egyptian-Vietnamese Business Council. Contd.....On Page 16 (9) February, 2018

February 14 - Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
Child Trafficking in Europe – A Broad Vision to Put Children First
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements
February
business .2020
QUARTERLY REPORT ON INFLATION FEBRUARY 2010
Quarterly Report on Inflation February 2006 - EPA
Initial perspective on Future of Waste - Future Agenda
B2B: Target $10 billion by 2010 B2B: Target $10 billion ... - new media
February 9 - Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
Financial Cooperation Developing Countries - Impact monitoring of ...
Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis and on Achieving ... - G24
Studies 62.pdf - Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik
GSID パンフレット - 名古屋大学 大学院国際開発研究科