Military delegations from two of Africa's 'Frontline' states -- Mozambique and Tanzanian -- have made recent and separate visits to East Germany.
Military delegations from two of Africa's 'Frontline' states -- Mozambique and Tanzanian -- have made recent and separate visits to East Germany. Mozambique's acting defence minister, Armando Guebuza, led his delegation which arrived in East Berlin on October the twenty-third. The following day, the Tanzanian military officers arrived, led by deputy defence minister Seif Bakar.
SYNOPSIS: East German military officers met first with the Mozambique party, which was to stay several days and visit East German military establishments.
Presiding at the talks for the East German group was Generaloberst Heinz Kessler.
East Germany, one of Mozambique's closest military allies, has already, according to informed sources, sent her weapons and military advisers to help build up Mozambique's national army.
The Tanzanians, seen here meeting with the East German officers, are prominent among the 'Frontline' states which give military support to the guerrilla forces of the Rhodesian Patriotic Front. East Germany gives the Patriotic Front material aid and showed Front's co-leader Joshua Nkomo modern combat weapons during his visit there last June. The head of the Tanzanian delegation, Mr. Seif Bakar, also held talks with the East German leader, Herr Erich Honecker, on Tuesday (30 October). While these talks proceeded, the Patriotic Front leaders were in London bickering with the British government over details on bringing peace to Zimbabwe Rhodesia.