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    Angola, in its first appearance before the United Nations on Friday (26 March) accused South Africa of aggressin and asked the Security Council to demand that it pay compensation for economic and other damage caused by its recent "invasion" of Angola.

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    Angola, in its first appearance before the United Nations on Friday (26 March) accused South Africa of aggressin and asked the Security Council to demand that it pay compensation for economic and other damage caused by its recent "invasion" of Angola.

    The Angolan representative of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) government, Mr. Pascal Luvualu also called for guarantees that South Africa respect Angola's independence and territorial integrity.

    He said that despite and announcement by South Africa that it would withdraw its forces from around hydro-electric installations int he Cunene river project, Angola demanded the unconditional and immediate removal of all South African troops.

    South Africa announced earlier int eh week that all its troops would be out of Angola by Saturday (27 March).

    Since last August South African solders have been guarding the installations, which are inside the Angolan border, and which were financed mainly with South African money.

    Mr. Luvualu denied charges that his government has wanted to annex neighbouring Namibia (South West Africa), which is controlled by South Africa, and of seeking to deprive the territory of electricity and water.

    He described as ridiculous the charge that the Soviet Union and Cuba had interfered in Angola. Their assistance was not part of any expansionist political policy nor did it represent a violation of Angolan sovereignty, he said.

    The film is serviced with a speech by Mr. Luvualu in French.

    SYNOPSIS: The new government of Angola, in its first appearance before the United Nations on Friday, accused South Africa of aggression.

    The representative of the MPLA government, Mr. Pascal Luvualu asked the Security Council to demand that South Africa pay compensation for economic and other damage caused by South Africa during the civil war in Angola.

    He said that despite South Africa's announcement that it would with-draw its troops from around the hydro-electric installations in the Cunene river project, Angola demanded the immediate and unconditional removal of all South African forces.

    South African Prime Minister, Mr. John Vorster, said the previous Sunday that all troops would be pulled out by the following Saturday, once South Africa had assurances regarding the safety of the installations, which they had been guarding since last August.

    Mr. Luvualu denied charges that Angola had wanted to annex neighbouring Namibia, which is controlled by South Africa, and that it sought to deprive the territory of electricity and water. When Namibia becomes independent, Mr. Luvuala said, we will in due course discuss with them the problem of the use of electricity and water from Cunene.

    Mr. Luvualu said Soviet and Cuban assistance in the civil war was not part of any expansionist political policy, and did not represent a violation of Angolan sovereignty.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3W7QLP9MXDV4ZC36ZSZ50J66G
    Media URN:
    VLVA3W7QLP9MXDV4ZC36ZSZ50J66G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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