British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan told newsman on his arrival in Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, on Sunday (5 January) that chance of meeting with Rhodesia's black nationalist leaders during his current African tour were remote.
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Background: British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan told newsman on his arrival in Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, on Sunday (5 January) that chance of meeting with Rhodesia's black nationalist leaders during his current African tour were remote. But Mr. Callaghan indicated that a meeting could possible take place in London before constitutional talks on Rhodesia got under way.
The Foreign Minister visited Tanzania to have talks on the timing and place for a constitutional conference with President Julius Nyerere and his Foreign Minister John Malecela. He said he had already tentative plans for such as conference but refused to give details.
Mr Callaghan also said the Prime Minister of South Africa, Mr John Vorster was anxious for a settlement in Rhodesia and would work toward that goal. He met Mr. vorster over the weekend with agreement of President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia and other African Presidents involved in the Rhodesian negotiations.
Also on Sunday, Mr Callaghan attended an official dinner given by his Tanzanian counterpart, Mr Malecela. During a welcoming speech. Mr Malecela, echoed the views of other African leaders on Britain's responsibility towards Rhodesia. He urged Britain to call the conference without further delay as the price for such delay would be the resumption of fighting by the liberation movements in Rhodesia.