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    President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia on Wednesday (3 July) called on African countries to strengthen their political, military and economic ties -- even if it meant some loss of sovereignty and national pride.

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    President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia on Wednesday (3 July) called on African countries to strengthen their political, military and economic ties -- even if it meant some loss of sovereignty and national pride.

    The President was speaking in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam. He was opening a trade and agricultural fair to mark the 20th. anniversary of the founding of Tanzania's ruling Tanganyika African National Union Party.

    Delegations from at least 20 countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Asia are in Dar es Salaam for the celebrations. President Kaunda is the guest-of-honour.

    In his speech at the opening of the trade fair, President Kaunda said: "We must make African unity a reality and not pay lip service to it."
    He called for Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, and others to identify themselves more closely as one people in common action.

    He said, "the alternative to unity could be conflict, division and the return to neo-colonialism."
    SYNOPSIS: Against a background of joyous celebrations in Tanzania, President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia has made a plea for African unity. He was speaking in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, during celebrations to mark the twentieth anniversary of that country's ruling Tanganyika African National Union Party.

    President Kaunda flew from Zambia to be guest of honour at the celebrations, described by some observers as more impressive than Tanzania's independence festivities in nineteen sixty-one.

    Tanzania's President Julius Nyerere introduced the Zambian leader to officials of the TANU Party. Week-long celebrations are being held to mark the twentieth anniversary of the party's founding.

    President Kaunda called on the citizens of Tanzania and Zambia to fight those elements which opposed the special relationship between the two countries.

    Later, while opening a trade and agricultural fair, he made his plea for African unity. He called on African countries to strengthen their political, military and economic ties -- even if it meant some loss of a sovereignty and national pride. President Kaunda, who planted a "liberation tree" at the fair, warned that the alternative to unity could be "conflict, division and the return to neo-colonialism."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1EPZ6OOU4H1D0DEKE6E4KGFCV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EPZ6OOU4H1D0DEKE6E4KGFCV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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