• Short Summary

    In Malta on Wednesday (1 February), talks between Britain, the United States and Rhodesia's black nationalist guerrilla leaders ended with some signs of progress but with no agreement on basic issues.

  • Description

    In Malta on Wednesday (1 February), talks between Britain, the United States and Rhodesia's black nationalist guerrilla leaders ended with some signs of progress but with no agreement on basic issues. The three day talks were to discuss Anglo-American proposals for a Rhodesian settlement. Under their plan, Rhodesian Premier Ian Smith would step down and hand over to a British Resident Commissioner who would have full powers to run the country in an interim period, supported by a United Nations force. At the talks the Nationalist leaders, Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe, objected strongly to the proposed absolute powers of the Resident Commissioner and to the presence of U.N. troops.

    SYNOPSIS: The British Foreign Secretary, David Owen, was first to leave the talks, after a news conference with the American Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young.

    Although Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe remained opposed to a United Nations force, on the last day of the talks, conference sources said they were more flexible. They also did not feel the talks had been wasted.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA67T0F8UY3306T8W15U86TPGRS
    Media URN:
    VLVA67T0F8UY3306T8W15U86TPGRS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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