• Short Summary

    The five Western nations in the Security Council have urged member countries of the United Nations to rally behind their proposals for a settlement of the Namibia dispute.

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    The five Western nations in the Security Council have urged member countries of the United Nations to rally behind their proposals for a settlement of the Namibia dispute.

    The Canadian Minister for External Affairs, Mr Donald Jamieson, said differences had been narrowed to the stage where a reasonable middle group had clearly emerged He was speaking on behalf of Canada, the United States, Britain, France and West Germany.

    South Africa has announced that it supports the Western nations! independence plan, but the South West African People's Organisation -- SWAPO -- has said it will respond in due course. The plan involves independence for Namibia on December the 31st from South Africa, which has ruled there for nearly 60 years.

    SYNOPSIS: Delegates from dozens of countries have spoken in the United Nations debate on Namibia, among them Zambia.

    Another speaker was Nigeria's External Affairs Commissioner, Brigadier Joseph Garba.

    The Ethiopian delegation also joined in the criticism of South Africa.

    In his speech, the president of SWAPO, Mr Sam Nujoma, deliberately left the door open for a negotiated settlement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3AOWRFDA5209Z44CMJQ7FS42I
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AOWRFDA5209Z44CMJQ7FS42I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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