South Africa's Foreign Minister Dr. Hilgard Muller said in London on Thursday (20 November) that?
South Africa's Foreign Minister Dr. Hilgard Muller said in London on Thursday (20 November) that although his country is not a match for the Russians, it will do everything in its power to stop them from "coming into Angola or South West Africa".
At the same time, he expressed the hope that western nations would succeed in applying influence in that area "in order to terminate the infiltration of the Russians".
Dr. Muller said South Africa was convinced that concerted efforts should be made by the West to stop the Russians.
He stated that this was not only in the interest of Southern Africa and South Africa but also in the interest of the whole free world.
The South African Foreign Minister said his country did not intend to get involved in civil war in Angola.
Speaking on relations between his country and Rhodesia, Dr. Muller said these are quite normal again.
He was referring to an incident in which a television statement by Rhodesia's Prime Minister Ian Smith invoked violent reaction in south Africa. A communique was subsequently issued containing an apology from Mr. Smith for any misunderstanding that might have arisen out of the statement.