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The Non-Aligned Monument at Company Path

In l907, the entrance to the old Anglican Cathedral, together with the entire width of Company Path, was handed over by the Government to the Mayor and Town Council. In 1908, part of the land was enclosed by an iron rail and planted as a Garden – the Company Path Garden. During the Conference of Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned countries held in Guyana from August 8-11, 1972, a monument to the four founders of the Non-Aligned Movement – President Nasser of Egypt, President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, President Jawaharlal Nehru of India and President Tito of Yugoslavia – was erected in this garden and was unveiled by the then President of Guyana, Arthur Chung. Since then, most Heads of State visiting Guyana have taken the opportunity to pay tribute to these great statesmen of the Non-Alignment Movement by laying floral tributes at the Monument, the only one of its kind in the Non-Aligned world.

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