STILL GIVING THANKS FOR THE BOARD....
ON INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
.....In matters of foreign relations, We have been ever guided by three basic principles. First is our deep conviction that, where there is no lack of goodwill, all international disputes can be resolved throght peaceful negotiations, without recourse to violence. This tenet underlines the role which We played in the suez crisis, and it was in implementation of this conviction that, during this last year, We offered our good offices to mediate in the border dispute between the Republis of Sudan and the United Arab Republic. Similarly, We have relied upon this principle in our effort to prevent a spread of the fire which threatens the Middle East. An inevitable corollary of this belief is Our firm conviction that all nations, whatever their political persuasions, can live together in peace.
Second is Our unswerving devotion to the principle of Collective Security. In those early days of 1935-6 when Our country was subjected, to the horrors of aggression, We appeared before the League of Nations to plead the cause of Cllective Security, a plea which unfortunately fell on deaf ears. But even today, no better principle can be devised for the maintenance of the peace of the world, and the peace loving nations of the world have begun to come together under this banner.
Third, flowing from the principle of Collective Security,is the necessity, in these anxious days when the major powers are engaged in a frantic arm race, for all countries which have accepted this principle and assumed a share of the responsibility for ensuring the peace of the world, to become even stronger militarily.....
Nov. 2, 1958.
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