INTRODUCTION: Mr. Andrew Young, the new United States Ambassador to the U.N., received an enthusiastic?
GV INTERIOR: Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to UN handing credentials to Waldheim and shaking hands. (MUTE)
SV: Journalists awaiting Young's speech (MUTE)
SCU: Young addressing meeting.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: YOUNG: "Well I'm prepared only to go to listen to the front line President and see exactly what their view is on the situation and come back and report to the Secretary of State and the President. It's very difficult for the United States of America to assume the responsibilities of problems in Africa and we're very sensitive to those problems and we're very concerned about those problems, but essentially I think our role will be a supporting role."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Mr. Andrew Young, the new United States Ambassador to the U.N., received an enthusiastic welcome on Monday (31 January) when presenting his credentials to Secretary-General Dr. Kurt Waldheim. Mr. Young is the first black man to head his country's U.N. delegation.
SYNOPSIS: Several hundred well-wishers, mostly U.N. secretariat staff, were on hand as Mr. Young presented his credentials to Dr. Waldheim. During a meeting with newsmen, afterwards, the 44-year-old envoy spoke of his nine-day visit to Tanzania and Nigeria. he described his trip as a "get-acquainted visit". Mr. Young is to leave on Tuesday (1 February) for Africa. On his way, however, he plans to confer with his British U.N. counterpart, Ambassador Ivor Richard. As outlined at the news conference, Ambassador Young said he expects to meet several African Heads of State while attending celebrations in Tanzania.