Indian Primer Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi flew from Mauritius to Tanzania on Monday (11 October)?
GV PAN Dar es Salaam airport
SV Plane taxiing
SV Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, Prime Minister Rashidi Kawawa and First Vice-President Aboud Jumbe
SV Indian premier Mrs. Indira Gandhi down aircraft steps and greeted by President Nyerere
SV President Nyerere shakes hands with members of Mrs. Gandhi's party
Mrs. Gandhi shakes hands with Mr. Jumbe and Mr. Kawawa
Mrs. Gandhi and President Nyerere walk on red carpet away from aircraft
SV PAN Crowd
MV Mrs. Gandhi & President Nyerere with official parties, watching tribal dancers (2 shots)
SV Mrs. Gandhi and President Nyerere into open car and Mrs. Gandhi waves to crowd
SV Mrs. Gandhi and President Nyerere waving to crowd
SV Mrs. Gandhi and President Nyerere leave airport in open car
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Background: Indian Primer Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi flew from Mauritius to Tanzania on Monday (11 October) at the start of a three day official visit.
SYNOPSIS: Dar es Salaam airport was packed to capacity as thousands of Indian expatriates working in Tanzania awaited Mrs. Gandhi's arrival. The official welcoming party included Tanzanian President, Julius Nyerere, Prime Minister Rashidi Kawawa, and First Vice-President, Aboud Jumbe.
Mrs. Gandhi's arrival in Dar es Salaam was the culmination of a period of increasingly close economic relations between India and Tanzania in the last five years. Officials of both countries regard her visit as well-timed because it will give her the opportunity to be briefed by President Nyerere on Rhodesia, in which India has a keen interest. Nevertheless, the bulk of discussions between the two leaders will concern bilateral issues.
The Indian leader watched dozens of tribal dancers put on a show at the airport before leaving for State House along roads lined with waving schoolchildren. At a banquet that night, she told Tanzanians that the coming years in Africa would be burdened with the agonising death struggle of neo-colonialism. Also speaking at the banquet, President Nyerere said India had been unstinting in her aid towards African liberation. He said Africa gained very much from being able to take India's support for granted in Angola and Mozambique and now in Rhodesia, Namibia and South Africa.