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Yugoslavia Reported to be Next Non-aligned Chairman

September 10, 1988

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) _ Yugoslavia will host the 1989 summit of nations professing non-alignment and become the first country to serve a second term as the movement’s chairman, sources at a ministerial meeting said Friday.

The late President Josip Broz of Yugoslavia helped found the movement and his communist nation was host of the 1961 summit. The host nation becomes chairman for the ensuing three years.

Foreign ministers of member nations and organizations produced resolutions Friday on major issues, including Afghanistan, Palestine and the Iran-Iraq war. Political and economic committees also worked on resolutions to be presented to the final plenary session Saturday.

Yugoslavia did not announce acceptance of the foreign ministers’ request that it host the summit and become chairman of the 101-member group. Tanjug, the official Yugoslav news agency, said the country’s collective presidency decided to submit the proposal to the parliament.

The 95 delegations at the Nicosia conference had deadlocked on the

chairmanship in a contest also involving Nicaragua, Indonesia and Cyprus.

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