President Julius Nyerere of Tanzanian arrive in London on Sunday (11th October) for brief talks with Britain's Prime Minister Mr.
President Julius Nyerere of Tanzanian arrive in London on Sunday (11th October) for brief talks with Britain's Prime Minister Mr. Heath, before continuing on to New York and the United Nations General Assembly. The talks are expected to be dominated by the issue over the British proposal to supply arms to South Africa.
President Nyerere was greeted on his arrival at London Airport by Mr Heath and diplomatic officials. After only a brief pause for photographers the Tanzanian President was whisked away by car to Mr Heath's country residence, "Chequers", where the two leaders were expected to spend most of the day in talks.
It's thought the British Prime Minister will try to convince President Nyerere that the supply of arms to South Africa would prove in the long-term interest of the "free world". President Nyerere has been one of the most forthrightly critical opponents of the scheme. The reaction from Commonwealth countries, and other domestic political sources, has proved to be in support of Tanzania's stand, causing the British Government to delay a final decision on the issue, pending further consultations. the meeting at "Chequers" is part of those continuing consultations. Also taking part will be Sheik Thabit Kombo, Minister of Trade and Industry for Zanzibar.
The Tanzanian President will leave London tomorrow (Monday 12th) to attend the forthcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.