• Short Summary

    REPRESENTATIVES OF FOURTEEN EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN NATIONS MET IN CLOSED SESSION AT DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, YESTERDAY TO PREPARE THE MEETING OF THEIR HEADS OF STATE IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, IN APRIL.

  • Description

    REPRESENTATIVES OF FOURTEEN EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN NATIONS MET IN CLOSED SESSION AT DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, YESTERDAY TO PREPARE THE MEETING OF THEIR HEADS OF STATE IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, IN APRIL. THE FOREIGN MINISTERS WERE PAVING THE WAY FOR THE FIFTH "GOOD NEIGHBOURS" SUMMIT MEETING BETWEEN THE HEADS OF STATE.

    AT THE OPENING OF THE DISCUSSION YESTERDAY, THE DELEGATES STOOD IN SILENT TRIBUTE TO DR. EDUARDO MONDLANE, THE LEADER OF THE MOZAMBIQUE LIBERATION MOVEMENT FRELIMO, WHO WAS KILLED BY A BOMB BLAST IN DAR ES SALAAM ON MONDAY.

    OPENING THE MEETING, TANZANIA'S MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MR. STEPHEN MHANDO, SUGGESTED THAT THE DELEGATES MIGHT DISCUSS THE SITUATIONS IN NIGERIA AND RHODESIA.

    HE SAID THE SITUATIONS IN BOTH COUNTRIES HAD DETERIORATED SINCE THEIR LAST MEETING. ON RHODESIA, HE SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENTS OF PORTUGAL AND SOUTH AFRICA AND THE REGIME IN RHODESIA HAD BECOME MORE AGGRESSIVE AND INTRANSIGENT. LATER, THE MINISTERS ISSUED A STATEMENT CALLING ON THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO HALT THE TRIAL IN SALISBURY OF THE RHODESIAN LEADER, THE REV. DR. SITHOLE, WHO IS ACCUSED OF PLOTTING THE MURDER OF MR. IAN SMITH.

    TURNING TO OTHER PROBLEMS, THE CONFERENCE HEARD OF PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS IN COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A NUMBER OF THE COUNTRIES, INCLUDING AN AIR LINK BETWEEN BUJUMBURA, CAPITAL OF BURUNDI, AND DAR ES INCLUDING AN AIR LINK BETWEEN BUJUMBURA, CAPITAL OF BURUNDI, AND DAR ES SALAAM, AND A RAIL LINK BETWEEN SUDAN AND THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

    REFERRING TO THESE PROPOSALS, MR. MHANDO SAID THAT TALK OF CLOSER CO-OPERATION IN THE TRADE AND ECONOMIC FIELDS WAS MEANINGLESS WITHOUT PROPER COMMUNICATIONS.

    STATES REPRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE ARE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, CONGO-KINSHASA, KENYA, UGANDA, ZAMBIA, ETHIOPIA, BURUNDI, RWANDA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, MALAWI AND TANZANIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7C6WKR9SI3CEM24HRMBNUFIXH
    Media URN:
    VLVA7C6WKR9SI3CEM24HRMBNUFIXH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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