On February 7, 1991 Dr. Salim gave an introductory statement at the Sixth Session of the OAU Ad Hoc Committee of Heads of State and Government on Southern Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe.
"At the international level, we must note with concern that the international consensus for the isolation of the Apartheid regime as one of the effective ways to exert pressure on that regime to effect change has suffered some setbacks. A growing number of countries are now establishing trade and other links with South Africa. This trend is particularly evident in Eastern Europe where there has been an almost total collapse of the isolation policy and the sanction regime. And in Wester Europe, the movement to lift sanctions, hitherto restrained by the pressure of public opinion and the anti-apartheid non-governmental organizations, has been gaining momentum. This movement towards breaking the isolation of Apartheid South Africa is exemplified most eloquently by the decision of the EEC Summit on December 15 1990 to lift the ban on new investments in South Africa." - Dr. Salim, February 7, 1991