Canada's new Prime Minister Joe Clark arrived in Tanzania on Thursday (9 August) for a two-day meeting with Tanzanian Prime Minister Julius Nyerere.
Canada's new Prime Minister Joe Clark arrived in Tanzania on Thursday (9 August) for a two-day meeting with Tanzanian Prime Minister Julius Nyerere. Following so closely on the heels of the Commonwealth Conference in Lusaka, the main topic of discussions was the situation in southern Africa.
SYNOPSIS: Prime Minister Clark and his delegation arrived in Tanzania after spending eight days at the Commonwealth Conference in Lusaka.
The trip had been planned before Mr. Clark's departure for the conference, as a part of a four nation African tour. He was greeted upon his arrival by President Nyerere. Mr. Clark was accompanied on the trip by his wife Maureen McTeer.
The talks the two men will hold are expected to focus mainly on the situation in southern Africa, and on the upcoming conference in London in September.
Although it is unlikely that either Mr. Clark or President Nyerere will take part in the London conference, both men did play instrumental roles in its coming about.
Both men supported the peace initiative brought forward by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, even though at the beginning of the talks it appeared unlikely that President Nyerere would do so.
And at a State dinner given by President Nyerere it was clear that both men are committed to finding a peaceful solution to the problem in Zimbabwe Rhodesia.