• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA RETURNED HOME ON TUESDAY AFTER A TWO-WEEK FAR EAST TOUR WHICH TOOK HIM TO INDIA, PAKISTAN AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA RETURNED HOME ON TUESDAY AFTER A TWO-WEEK FAR EAST TOUR WHICH TOOK HIM TO INDIA, PAKISTAN AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. HIS FIRST ACT ON LANDING AT LUSAKA AIRPORT WAS TO TAKE DELIVERY OF A NEW BRITISH-MADE TURBOPROP PRESIDENTIAL AIRCRAFT.

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA RETURNED FROM HIS TOUR WITH AID AGREEMENTS FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WORTH SIX MILLION POUNDS STERLING, INTERESTS-FREE.

    THE PRESIDENT ALSO REPORTED YESTERDAY THAT CHINA HAD OFFERED TO BUILD A GBP100 MILLION RAILWAY LINKING ZAMBIA WITH TANZANIA, WHICH WOULD PROVIDE A DIRECT OUTLET LINK FOR ZAMBIA'S COPPER.

    ON HIS WAY TO LUSAKA ON TUESDAY, PRESIDENT KAUNDA HAD MADE A THREE-HOUR STOPOVER AT DAR-ES-SALAAM FOR TALKS WITH TANZANIAN PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE. NOW DISCUSSIONS ARE GOING ON BETWEEN FINANCE OFFICIALS OF BOTH COUNTRIES, ON THE CHINESE OFFER.

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA'S TOUR BEGAN ON JUNE 14 WITH TALKS IN NEW DELHI WITH INDIAN PRIME MINISTER MRS INDIRA GANDHI, FOLLOWED BY A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT TO PAKISTAN. DR. KAUNDA THEN FLEW ON TO PEKING, WHERE HE MET CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY CHAIRMAN MAO TSE-TUNG.

    ON HIS RETURN, THE ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT WAS GIVEN A TUMULTUOUS RECEPTION. AT LUSAKA AIRPORT, HE WAS HANDED A GOLDEN KEY TO A NEW PRESIDENTIAL AIRCRAFT. IT IS A BRITISH-BUILT HAWKER-SIDDELEY 748 TURBOPROP AIRLINER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3JR4ZB0U3F8IVTS80MFG5WADQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JR4ZB0U3F8IVTS80MFG5WADQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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