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Syrian delegation walks out of NAM summit during Egyptian president’s speech

Arab World Materials 30 August 2012 13:37
The Syrian delegation walked out the hall, where the Non-Aligned Movement summit is being held in Tehran, during Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s speech, Al Jazeera TV channel reported.
Syrian delegation walks out of NAM summit during Egyptian president’s speech

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 30 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /

The Syrian delegation walked out the hall, where the Non-Aligned Movement summit is being held in Tehran, during Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's speech, Al Jazeera TV channel reported.

Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for about 17 months.

According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is nearing 20,000 people. More than 230,000 people have become refugees. About three million are in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say that they are opposing the well-armed militants.

NAM is an international organisation that brings together 120 countries in the world on the principles of non-participation of military blocs. NAM was officially established by 25 states at the Belgrade Conference in September 1961. The movement's establishment was preceded by the Bandung Conference in 1955.

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