United States envoy Andrew Young has said he believes all avenues are still open to a Rhodesian settlement based on the Anglo-American plan.
United States envoy Andrew Young has said he believes all avenues are still open to a Rhodesian settlement based on the Anglo-American plan. During a stopover in the Kenyan capital on Nairobi on Tuesday (28 March) he said he thought that the presidents of the African 'Front-Line' states, and Patriotic Front leaders Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe, had committed themselves to work for a political solution during his weekend talks with them in Dar es Salaam.
SYNOPSIS: During his stopover in Nairobi Mr. Young spent an hour conferring with the Kenyan Foreign Minster Munyua Waiyaki on Rhodesia, Southern Africa, the Horn of Africa and other bi-lateral issues.
Mr. Young was in Kenya on his way to meet President Carter, who is due to visit Nigeria later this week. On Rhodesia, Mr. Young said he thought the Anglo-American plan, for the first time, had the backing of "almost everybody", except Ian Smith. And he added "I think the Front-Line presidents committed themselves, and the Patriotic Front joined them."
Mr. Young's remarks appeared to be more encouraging for a negotiated settlement than the declaration which followed the Dar-es Salaam talks. That called for an intensification of the guerrilla war.