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    THE PRIME MINISTERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA'S TWO WHITE GOVERNMENTS - DR. HENDRIK VERWOERD OF SOUTH?

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    THE PRIME MINISTERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA'S TWO WHITE GOVERNMENTS - DR. HENDRIK VERWOERD OF SOUTH AFRICA AND MR. IAN SMITH OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA - TOOK STOCK YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) OF THE EXPLOSIVE RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE ISSUE.

    THEY MET FOR PRIVATE DISCUSSIONS OVER TEA AND DINNER AT DR. VERWOERD'S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE IN PRETORIA ON THE SECOND DAY OF MR. SMITH'S THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA -- A VISIT DESCRIBED AS "THE SOUTHERN SUMMIT" IN SOME OF THE REPUBLIC'S NEWSPAPERS.

    MR. SMITH'S TRIP FROM SALISBURY AT THIS TIME HAS AROUSED LIVELY SPECULATION IN SOUTH AFRICA THAT HE SEEKS ASSURANCES OF INCREASED ECONOMIC AND TRADE SUPPORT FROM SOUTH AFRICA IN THE EVENT OF A UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY HIS GOVERNMENT.

    AND TODAY, SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S PREMIER DISCLOSED THAT HIS COUNTRY AND SOUTH AFRICA WOULD START NEGOTIATING A NEW TRADE AGREEMENT NEXT WEEK. MR. SMITH TOLD A JOHANNESBURG PRESS CONFERENCE - HE FELT "VERY DEFINITELY" THAT RELATIONS BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICA AND SOUTHERN RHODESIA HAD MOVED BACK TO THE CLOSE LINKS THAT EXISTED BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES PRIOR TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FEDERATION OF RHODESIA AND NYASALAND, WHICH DIED AT THE END OF LAST YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36OWV4ARP8JOS8ZXOM6NXVU2I
    Media URN:
    VLVA36OWV4ARP8JOS8ZXOM6NXVU2I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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