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Come together on Syria, reforms of global bodies: PM tells NAM

by FP Staff  Aug 30, 2012 16:29 IST

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Pointing out the lack of global governance when it came to restoring fair economic mechanisms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged the Non Aligned Movement group of nations to take a strong stand on issues ranging from the political crisis in Syria to collaborating on issues of concern to all of them.

Speaking at the NAM, Singh said that the group of nations needed to work towards a solution to solve the crisis in Syria.

"The deteriorating situation in Syria is a matter of particular concern. Our Movement should take a stand on the issue in keeping with universally accepted principles. We should urge all parties to recommit themselves to resolving the crisis peacefully through a Syrian-led inclusive political process that can meet the legitimate aspirations of all Syrian citizens," the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the NAM summit. PTI

He also promised support for the Palestinian movement and said the NAM should work towards a early resolution of the problem there.

The Prime Minister also spoke of the need to agree on reforms in institutions like the UNSC, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

"It is my sincere hope that the Movement can agree on action to reform institutions such as the United Nations Security Council, the World Bank and the IMF. Existing problems cannot be solved effectively without a greater voice for developing countries on issues such as global trade, finance and investment," he said.

Read the full speech of the Prime Minister here:

PM Speech at NAM

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