President Siad Barre of Somalia, leaving Uganda on Thursday (October 12) after a four-day visit to attend the nation's tenth independence anniversary celebrations, announced the first personal meeting between President Idi Amin of Uganda and President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania.
GV EXT. Entebbe airport building
SCU INT. Barre (left) with Amin seated on sofa
SV Others seated
SV Barre, Amin and others walk outside & wave to crowds
SV Tribal dancers
SCU Two presidents embrace, shake hands & salute Barre turns & walks away
Initials SGM/2243 SGM/2220
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Background: President Siad Barre of Somalia, leaving Uganda on Thursday (October 12) after a four-day visit to attend the nation's tenth independence anniversary celebrations, announced the first personal meeting between President Idi Amin of Uganda and President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania. He told reporters at Entebbe airport, where he was seen off by General Amin, that both leaders had accepted invitations to attend the third anniversary celebrations of the Somali revolution on October 21.
Earlier in October the dispute between the two countries -- which included intermittent border fighting by land and air during September -- was reportedly settled at a meeting of their foreign ministers in Magadishu, the Somali Capital. And according to President Barre's statement to reporters at Entebbe airport, President Amin and Nyerere has 'no further problems to solve'. Any meeting between them would be friendly, he said.
In other development in Uganda on Thursday a crowd of Asians and Europeans demonstrated outside a British government office in protest at the exclusion of some categories of Asians from entering Britain. A film of the incident was serviced from London on Friday (October 13) under the production number 12547, titled "UGANDA: ASIANS AND EUROPEANS DEMONSTRATE IN PROTEST AT BARRING OF SOME ASIANS FROM BRITAIN".
SYNOPSIS: President Siad Barre of Somalia, who left Uganda on Thursday after a four-day visit, told reporters on his departure from Entebbe airport that President Idi Amin of Uganda and President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania would meet personally for the first time in Somalia later this month.
President Barre, who'd been in Uganda for celebrations marking its tenth anniversary of independence, said the two disputing leaders had accepted invitations to Somalia for the third anniversary celebration of its revolution. It was in Somalia earlier this month that the foreign ministers of Uganda and Tanzania had met, and reportedly settled the difference between the neighbouring nations.
The Somali leaders also told reporters than when Presidents Amin and Nyerere DID meet, it would be a friendly occasion. The dispute, he said - which led to intermittent border fighting last month - had been settled.