Belarus proposes development of renewable, clean energy in NAM states

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, July 13 (Xinhua) -- The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) states should use renewable, clean energy and advanced energy technologies to achieve a sustainable, steady and sound growth, Belarus' delegation said in a proposal for the final document of the 15th NAM summit this week.

According to a revised draft distributed by the summit secretariat Tuesday, Belarus suggested the NAM countries to focus on the need to use affordable and cleaner energy, advance and transfer related technologies, in particular to developing countries on favorable terms.

The NAM leaders welcomed Belarus' proposal of the establishment of an international center and a database for transferring advanced energy technologies, a multilateral fund to finance the development, transfer and application of technologies as well as capacity building.

As Belarus initiated, the leaders called for effective international measures to develop, disseminate and deploy such technologies to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Belarus received the observer status of NAM in September 1997 and became a fully-fledged member at the 12th NAM summit in Durban,South Africa in September 1998. It remains the sole European member of the movement.

The Belorussian delegation is chaired by Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov to the 15th NAM summit, which gathers more than 100 leaders of NAM member states in Egyptian Red Sea city of Sharmel-Sheikh this week.

Among the proposals offered by Belarus to the summit also are encouragement of the Global Partnership Against Slavery and Trafficking in Human Beings and the adoption of a global plan of action on fighting human trafficking.



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