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.
GV Canadian plane taxiing at Dar es Sallam Airport
SV President Nyerere and Ministers waiting on tarmac
SV Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark stepping down from aircraft and greeted by President Nyerere - President then shakes hands with Maureen McTeer (Clark's wife)
SV President Nyerere and Mr. Clark cross tarmac and Prime Minister receives garland and his wife receives bouquet of flowers
SV Canadian Prime Minister reviews guard of honour
LV Canadian Prime Minister shaking hands with Tanzanian ministers
SV President Nyerere shaking hands with members of Canadian delegation
GV Airport building with troops in foreground
SV INTERIOR President Nyerere speaking at banquet with Canadian Prime Minister and wife seated on either side of him
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 9: NYERERE: "Tanzania is committed to the establishment of majority rule in Rhodesia. We want that to be achieved without further fighting, if possible. But one way or another, minority rule, even when concealed behind black faces, has to be brought to an end. Fighting will be unnecessary when there is a democratic constitution, which gives the people freely, a change to choose their own independent government, and on which there can be no going back."
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Background: 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.