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Bandung Conference,

meeting of representatives of 29 African and Asian nations, held at Bandung, Indonesia, in 1955. The aim—to promote economic and cultural cooperation and to oppose colonialism—was more or less achieved in an atmosphere of cordiality. China played a prominent part and strengthened its friendly relations with other Asian nations. Not invited to the conference were South Africa, Israel, Taiwan, South Korea, and North Korea. The conference ultimately led to the establishment of the Nonaligned MovementNonaligned Movement,
organized movement of nations that attempted to form a third world force through a policy of nonalignment with the United States and Soviet Union. Yugoslavia, India, Indonesia, Egypt, and Ghana were instrumental in founding (1961) the movement, which grew
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 in 1961. In later years, conflicts between the nonaligned nations eroded the solidarity expressed at Bandung. See also Third WorldThird World,
the technologically less advanced, or developing, nations of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, generally characterized as poor, having economies distorted by their dependence on the export of primary products to the developed countries in return for finished products.
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The statement reviewed the current situation in Egypt post-30 June, stating it is similar to the wake of World War II which led to the Bandung conference.
The Deputy Premier and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs also participated in a celebration held yesterday to mark the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, in the Indonesian city of Bandung , and the 10th anniversary of the New African-Asian Strategic Partnership, signed in 2005 in Bandung.
The Asian-African Summit 2015 and the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Bandung Conference brought together the countries of Asia and Africa who reaffirmed their commitment to the Bandung Spirit and the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and agreed to strengthen cooperation and solidarity between the two continents to advance their common objectives of peace and development.
Bahrain takes part in Bandung Conference anniversary.
The Asian-African Conference in Indonesia gave Turkey a golden opportunity to make up for the past mistake Turks made at the original Bandung conference as the only NATO-member country to attend in 1955.
On 24th April 1955, a 10-point declaration on promotion of world peace and cooperation, incorporating the principles of UN Charter was adopted unanimously by the Afro-Asian countries conference or popularly known as Bandung Conference.
It is worth mentioning that the AALCO was established in the 50s as per a decision by Bandung Conference in Indonesia.
It began in Indonesia in 1955, at the Bandung Conference, when a Marxist-Islamic alliance was formed to oppose freedom and Zionism.
Forty-one years later, on May 11, 1996, I sat watching a film at the Asia-Africa Museum, site of the Bandung Conference.
Drawing on principles articulated at the Bandung Conference in 1955, Beijing's steadfast assertion of the inviolability of African state sovereignty has facilitated its ties with leaders of African states.
She recalled the major role played by the Non Aligned Movement throughout its history in terms of promoting world peace and security through attachment to principles of the Bandung conference namely respecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity, fighting racism and racial segregation, rejecting the policy of blocs and abstaining from the use of arrangements of collective defence to serve any particular interests of the big powers.
He noted: "1955 saw the Arabs first close a contact with China at a high level in the Bandung Conference, in which the Arabs had China's full support".