NAM condemns coup d'etat in Honduras
Egypt: 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
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
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.
Sharm El-Sheikh, Prensa Latina