• Short Summary

    THE FIRST AFRICAN DIPLOMAT FROM AN AFRICAN STATE TO BE ACCREDITED TO WHITE-RULED SOUTH AFRICA ARRIVED IN JOHANNESBURG YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) FROM MALAWI.

  • Description

    THE FIRST AFRICAN DIPLOMAT FROM AN AFRICAN STATE TO BE ACCREDITED TO WHITE-RULED SOUTH AFRICA ARRIVED IN JOHANNESBURG YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) FROM MALAWI. HE IS MR. JOE KACHINGWE, THUS COMPLETING AN EXCHANGE OF DIPLOMATS INITIATED WHEN DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR.

    SOON AFTER HIS PLANE LANDED AT THE JAN SMUTS AIRPORT, MR. KACHINGWE TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THAT HE FELT HIS APPOINTMENT WAS A GREAT HONOUR. HE SAID HE INTENDED TO DO HIS UTMOST TO CARRY OUT HIS RESPONSIBILITIES, AND WAS NOT BRINGING ANY SPECIAL ATTITUDES WITH HIM. ALL DIPLOMATIC ASSIGNMENTS WERE OF EQUAL IMPORTANCE.

    MR. KACHINGWE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY MR. P.R. LINDHORST OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AND MR. F.B. SMITH, THE MALAWI LABOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA. THE MALAWI DIPLOMAT IS, HOWEVER, NOT THE FIRST NON-WHITE REPRESENTATIVE TO RESIDE IN SOUTH AFRICA, AS COUNTRY HAS ALREADY ENTERTAINED DIPLOMATS FROM INDIA, TAIWAN, JAPAN, AND SOUTH KOREA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5C4CB1X0RKRVMB5LJ6XNHNMVB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5C4CB1X0RKRVMB5LJ6XNHNMVB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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