Twenty four countries from all over the world were represented at the Zimbabwean International Trade Fair in Bulawayo, when it was officially opened by Zimbabwe's President Canaan Banana on May 3.
GV PAN Official motorcade arriving, Zimbabwean Air Marshal Tangamaria leaving car (2 shots)
SCU Zimbabwean President Canaan Banana speaking (SOT)
SV Officials watching and applauding
SV People walking
GV Sign reading "Zimbabwe Armoured Reg."
CU PULL BACK GV President Banana looking at tank at the fair (2 shots)
SV PAN Soldier passing by
GV/SVs Water pump; people watching (3 shots)
GVs Swedish exhibition stand; Australian exhibition stand (2 shots)
GV/SV Suzuki exhibition stand
GV PAN Holland stand with forklift trucks
GV German Democratic Republic stand with truckers (2 shots)
GV People walking
TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE THREE):
PRESIDENT BANANA: "My government is doing what it can, within the different restraints enforced upon it by the current international recession and the limited foreign exchange resources, to foster these relationships. We consider dialogue between governments on the level of the heads of states, ministers and officials and participation in the meetings of the main international organisations and their agencies as the most important and necessary part of this encouragement."
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Background: Twenty four countries from all over the world were represented at the Zimbabwean International Trade Fair in Bulawayo, when it was officially opened by Zimbabwe's President Canaan Banana on May 3. Among the countries represented were the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, Sweden, Holland, East and West Germany and Australia. In his opening speech, President Banana emphasised the importance of international trade fairs for strengthening the economic relationships between countries. The Zimbabwean government was doing everything it could within the different restraints enforced upon it by the current international recession to foster these relationships, he said. The United States' exhibition was focused upon the development and application of new technologies in the areas of coal synthetics and solar energy. East Germany showed machinery, tools, textiles and telecommunication equipment; while Austria was represented by a typical cross-section of its industrial output. Sweden showed a water pump, especially designed for the needs of African countries. The fair, which also included 160 Zimbabwean exhibitors was due to continue until May 8.