Two leading United States political figures have been visiting Tanzania for talks with President Julius Nyerere.
Two leading United States political figures have been visiting Tanzania for talks with President Julius Nyerere. The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Andrew Young and Senator George McGivern both arrived in Dar Es Salaam on Friday 91 December) for separate meetings with the President.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Young was the first to arrive, flying in from a meeting of the Afro-American Institute in Khartoum. The U.S. ambassador Mr. James Snake was among those at the airport Mr. Young was to meet President Nyerere and Foreign Minister Mr. Benjamin Mkapa during his visit for talks on African affairs, particularly the recent, alleged Ugandan invasion of Tanzania. At the airport he spoke to newsmen.
Senator George MCGovern, arrived later for separate talks with the Tanzanian President. He had also been attending the meeting in Khartoum. Mr. McGovern, a senior member of the U.S. Senate foreign relations committee is on a fact-finding African tour.
Senator McGovern, once a candidate in the race for the United States presidency, is making his first visit to Africa. At the airport, he told newsmen that he thought Uganda's alleged incursion into Tanzanian territory was in violation of international law, the principles of the Organisation of African Unity and the charter of the United Nations. He said that there were no grounds, in international law or in morality, under which the alleged invasion could be defended.