Commonwealth leaders in Britain for their summit conference still haven't seen President Idi Amin of Uganda, who's promised to attend in spite of British Government opposition to him entering the country.
Commonwealth leaders in Britain for their summit conference still haven't seen President Idi Amin of Uganda, who's promised to attend in spite of British Government opposition to him entering the country. British Prime Minister James Callaghan says he doesn't think President Amin has left Uganda -- but Uganda radio has reported Amin is already in London.
SYNOPSIS: Uganda's chair at the conference is still vacant.
Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus is planning to brief the conference on the latest developments in the slow-moving negotiations between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on a Cyprus settlement. A watch-dog committee on Cyprus established by the last Commonwealth Conference in 1975 has called for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the island.
The Commonwealth leaders left London's Lancaster House where the summit is being held, for a reception in Marlborough House across the road, after completing their first session on Wednesday (8 June).
It's been a lively conference so far, with the deposed President of the Seychelles, James Manchem telling newsmen he'd never abandon his country.
He's challenged the new President, Albert Rene to call free elections under United Nations supervision. But the main talking point remains Idi Amin -- will he or won't he arrive at the conference.
President Kaunda of Zambia who's seen here with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Michael Manley, has tol??? newsmen he's standing by his denunciation of President Amin as an evil man comparable with Hitler.