12 jul. 2009

NAM Condemns Coup d''Etat in Honduras

Juan M. Garcia
domingo, 12 de julio de 2009

12 de julio de 2009, 10:33Imagen de muestraSharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The condemnation of the coup d''etat in Honduras and the return of President Manuel Zelaya were among the issues debated at the meeting of experts prior to the 15th Summit of Heads of State and of Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

The representatives of all 118 member countries reviewed the draft documents of the meeting in this Egyptian resort, on the Sinai Peninsula, and agreed to support the Honduran constitutional president.

The condemnation of the coup will be included in the Sharm El-Sheikh Declaration at an experts' proposal that will be debated by the NAM foreign ministers and leaders on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

Although the declaration is being drawn up by the working commissions, diplomatic sources told Prensa Latina that the essence of the document was expressed in the condemnation that the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement submitted to the United Nations this week.

Several Latin American nations, including the Dominican Republic, have expressed interest in defending the reinstatement of Honduran constitutional authorities at the plenary session of the 15th NAM Summit.

The NAM strongly condemned at the UN the use of force against unarmed civilians in Honduras, and demanded Zelaya's immediate return as the constitutional president of that Central American country.

The Movement also accused the Honduran de facto government of preventing the plane carrying Zelaya and the chairman of the UN General Assembly from landing in Tegucigalpa.

According to the statement, the regime established after the coup d'etat has refused to comply with Resolution 63/301 of the General Assembly and has ignored the efforts and initiatives to restore democracy and legality in Honduras.

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