• Short Summary

    REPRESENTATIVES FROM NINE AFRICAN COUNTRIES SAT DOWN TO THE OPENING SESSION ON MONDAY (5 JANUARY) OF THE AFRICAN FOREIGN MINISTERS' MEETING IN LUSAKA.

  • Description

    REPRESENTATIVES FROM NINE AFRICAN COUNTRIES SAT DOWN TO THE OPENING SESSION ON MONDAY (5 JANUARY) OF THE AFRICAN FOREIGN MINISTERS' MEETING IN LUSAKA.

    THE DELEGATES ARE PREPARING THE GROUND FOR THE SIXTH SUMMIT OF EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN LEADERS, WHICH IS TO BE HELD IN KHARTOUM, SUDAN, FROM 26 TO 28 JANUARY, AS WELL AS BURNING POLITICAL ISSUES FACING AFRICAN STATES.

    COUNTRIES REPRESENTED AT THE LUSAKA MEETING ON THE FIRST DAY WERE MALAWI, ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA, TANZANIA, SUDAN, CONGO-KINSHASA, KENYA, BURUNDI AND ZAMBIA. UGANDA, THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, RWANDA, AND CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE WERE INVITED, BUT THEIR DELEGATES HAD NOT ARRIVED IN TIME TO ATTEND THE OPENING SESSION.

    THE SESSION WAS ADDRESSED BY THE LEADER OF THE ZAMBIAN DELEGATION, MR. MOTO NKANA, MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, WHO IS CHAIRING THE FOUR-DAY MEETING.

    IN HIS SPEECH MR. NKAMA DEALT WITH BLACK AFRICA'S RELATIONS WITH WHITE-RULED SOUTHERN AFRICA SINCE THE LAST SUMMIT IN LUSAKA, IN APRIL LAST YEAR. AT THAT SUMMIT 14 AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE PRODUCED WHAT HAS SINCE BECOME KNOWN AS THE LUSAKA MANIFESTO, IN WHICH THE HEADS OF STATE ADVOCATED A MORE MODERATE APPROACH TO WHITE-RULED MINORITY REGIMES ON CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

    MR. NKANA TOLD THE DELEGATES THAT THE MANIFESTO HAD WON SUPPORT IN THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY AN IN THE UNITED NATIONS.

    REFERRING TO RHODESIA, MR. NKAMA SAID THAT BRITAIN, AS THE LEGAL ADMINISTERING AUTHORITY, HAD TO ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES ACKNOWLEDGED DEFEAT IN ITS ATTEMPTS TO BRING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT OF RHODESIAN LEADER IAN SMITH.

    MR. NKAMA WAS BACKED IN HIS CONDEMNATION OF WHITE-BOLED SOUTHERN AFRICA BY THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF ETHIOPIA AND SOMALIA.

    ETHIOPIAN FOREIGN MINISTER YIFRU KETEMA, IN A SPEECH OF THANKS TO THE HOST COUNTRY, DESCRIBED ZAMBIA AS A FRONTIER OF FREEDOM AND A LISTENING POST FOR THE REST OF AFRICA BECAUSE OF ITS CLOSENESS TO RHODESIA, SOUTH AFRICA, AND THE PORTUGUESE TERRITORIES OF MOZAMBIQUE AND ANGOLA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1SPAR8D0IFAWI7ZPLCNTVDNLI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SPAR8D0IFAWI7ZPLCNTVDNLI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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