Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) - The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on the final day of its 16th Ministerial Meeting issued a document calling for the total abolishment of the possession and use of nuclear weapons for the sake of preserving world peace.

The NAM ministers again expressed their deep concern over the nuclear weapons threat to humanity.

They stated that the total banning of nuclear weapons in the world was a priority of NAM.

NAM emphasized the importance of the role of its member states to convey concrete proposals for the global nuclear weapons disarmament and total abolishment within a certain time framework.

The meeting coinciding with the 50th NAM anniversary mentioned the Movement`s commitment to organizing a summit to identify ways and facilities to abolish nuclear weapons as early as possible.

In addition to the statement on the total abolition of nuclear weapons, the NAM meeting also produced a Declaration on Palestine, a Declaration on Palestinian Political Detainees, a Bali Commemorative Declaration, and the Final Document.

The NAM is now led by Egypt which together with Indonesia is now organizing the ministerial meeting under the theme "Sharing Vision for Contributing to NAM for the next 50 years."

The NAM was established by five figures namely the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Ghana`s President Kwame Nkrumah, India`s Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito and Indonesian President Soekarno.

Around 75 ministers and one vice president from the 120-member countries of NAM participated in the 16th NAM Ministerial Meeting held at Nusa Dua, Bali Island, May 23-27, 2011. (*)


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