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    The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Mr. William Schaufele, spoke out against?

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    The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Mr. William Schaufele, spoke out against foreign intervention in Angola during his visit to Senegal on Saturday (3 January).

    Mr. Schaufele arrived in the capital Dakar on Friday (2 January) at the end of a five-nation tour taking in Zaire, Gabon, Cameroun, Ivory Coast and Senegal.

    On Saturday he had talks with President Leopold Sedar Senghor and his Foreign Minister Assane Seck which touched on the subject of Angola.

    At a news conference after the talks, Mr. Schaufele said the intervention of the Soviet Union and Cuba in Angola had created an unbalanced situation which the United States wanted to help restore.

    He said the United States wanted to see all outside forces evacuated from the country leaving its inhabitants to solve their own problems.

    Mr. Schaufele stressed that his country was hostile to "any foreign intervention including that of South Africa" which had not consulted the United States before acting in Angola.

    The Assistant Secretary said that none of the countries he had visited on his tour had recognised the Soviet-backed Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA).

    SYNOPSIS: In Dakar on Saturday, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, William Schaufele, met Senegalese President Senghor. Mr. Schaufele arrived in the capital the previous day at the end of a five-nation tour which also took in Zaire, Gabon, Cameroun and Ivory Coast. One of the main topics of talks was Angola. Mr. Schaufele stressed that his country was hostile to any foreign intervention there including that of South Africa.

    Mr. Schaufele said that none of the countries he had visited on his tour had recognised the Soviet-backed Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, the MPLA. He told the Senegalese leader that the United States wanted to restore the unbalanced situation caused by Soviet and Cuban intervention in Angola.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74I9G09Y5DD95VI2ZYRDTZNNO
    Media URN:
    VLVA74I9G09Y5DD95VI2ZYRDTZNNO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
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    N/A

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