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Asian African ministerial meeting opens

The first Asian-African Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, was first held in Indonesia in 1955 hosting delegations from 29 countries.

The 1955 conference signalled the emergence of the developing countries as a rising force in the world arena, resulted in the nonaligned movement and the formation of the Third World.

A declaration was issued at the conference, containing 10 principles for handling international relations which was termed as the Bandung Spirit.

Available: http://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/asian-african-ministerial-meeting-opens 

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