• Short Summary

    A 19-GUN SALUTE THUNDERED OVER LOURENCO MARQUES LAST THURSDAY (17 APRIL) AS THE AIRCRAFT CARRYING PORTUGUESE PRIME MINISTER DR.

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    A 19-GUN SALUTE THUNDERED OVER LOURENCO MARQUES LAST THURSDAY (17 APRIL) AS THE AIRCRAFT CARRYING PORTUGUESE PRIME MINISTER DR. MARCELLO CAETANO TOUCHED DOWN AT THE AIRPORT. ALL SHOPS AND OFFICES IN THE CAPITAL CITY WERE CLOSED AS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TURNED OUT TO WELCOME DR. CAETANO, THE FIRST PORTUGUESE PREMIER TO VISIT HIS COUNTRY'S TERRITORIES.

    DR. CAETANO ARRIVED IN MOZAMBIQUE FROM ANGOLA AND HAD ALSO VISITED BISSAU, GUINEA.

    ON FRIDAY (18 APRIL) THE PORTUGUESE PREMIER VISITED THE SALAZAR HIGH SCHOOL IN LOURENCO MARQUES WHERE HE ADDRESSED A MEETING OF THE MOZAMBIQUE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. DR. CAETANO WAS GREETED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL BY CARDINAL CUSTONIO ALVIM PEREIRA.

    IN HIS STATEMENT, DR. CAETANO PLEDGED TO PURSUE A POLICY OF RACIAL EQUALITY IN PORTUGAL'S OVERSEAS TERRITORIES. HE SAID THAT PORTUGAL WELCOMED FOREIGN COLLABORATION IN AFRICAN PROJECTS BUT WOULD NOT ABDICATE ITS "OWN STYLE OF HUMANITY".

    DR. CAETANO ALSO SAID THAT PLANS TO BUILD A GBP100 MILLION STERLING DAM SPANNING THE ZAMBESI RIVER AT COBORA BASSA, MOZAMBIQUE, WOULD GO AHEAD.

    DR. CAETANO LEFT LOURENCO MARQUES TODAY (SUNDAY) FOR VISITS TO BEIRA, ALSO IN MOZAMBIQUE, AND NOVO LISBOA, IN ANGOLA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4K55N6DZBT6A3CZSFNWEHPTG0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4K55N6DZBT6A3CZSFNWEHPTG0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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