The United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, was due to leave South Africa on Friday?
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WALDHEIM: "Well, gentlemen, the time was of course limited so it would be an exaggeration to say I have seen everything and I have talked to everybody, I say that I was able to most a cross-section. Of course I could not see everybody during such a limited time. I first met the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister after my arrival in South Africa. We had a number of talks during the first two days of my visit in South Africa. Then I visited the country, I visited Namibia. I went up to the north and went down to different places in order to get a better impression of the views of the population in the country, and now, at the end of my visit during the next two days I shall again have the opportunity to discuss the results of what I have seen during these days in the country with the Prime Minister and I hope we will be able to make progress in regard to this question -- which is, I repeat it -- the independence and self-determination for Namibia."
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Background: The United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, was due to leave South Africa on Friday (10 March) at the end of a visit which he has described as a breakthrough in relations between the United Nations and the South African Government.
Dr. Waldheim has spent five days in South Africa and in Southwest Africa -- known in the United Nations as Namibia.
During his visit, Dr. Waldheim toured the disputed territory of Namibia and before returning to Capetown he spoke at a news conference at Windhoek Airport.
SYNOPSIS: The United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Waldheim has completed his visit to the disputed territory of Southwest Africa -- known in the United Nations as Namibia.
Before flying to Capetown for final talks with South Africa's Prime Minister, Mr. Vorster, Dr. Waldheim spoke to newsmen.
He met them at Windhock Airport.