Monthly Archives: September 1970

29 September 1970 – Death of President Nasser of Egypt

The death of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, a stalwart of the Non Aligned Movement and close friend of Mrs Bandaranaike, saw her travelling to Cairo for the State Funeral. Mrs Bandaranaike had met him with just weeks before his death at the Non Aligned Summit in Lusaka when President Nasser had relinquished leadership of

08 – 10 September 1970 – Third Non Aligned Movement Summit in Lusaka

The third Non Aligned Movement Summit saw President Kenneth Kaunda take over leadership of the Non Aligned Movement from Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser in Lusaka. Mrs Bandaranaike, leading the Ceylon delegation was firm in reiterating opposition to any form of pressure, economic or military from any power bloc. Addressing the Conference, she pointed out