The United States Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, was among the guests at celebrations to mark the 12th anniversary of the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam on Monday (26 April).
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Background: The United States Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, was among the guests at celebrations to mark the 12th anniversary of the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar, in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam on Monday (26 April).
Dr. Kissinger is making a seven-nation tour of Africa to discuss the current crisis in southern Africa.
Tanzanian president, Julius Nyerere, reviewed the grand parade, which included members of the country's defence, police, and prison forces and other organisations.
The union agreement was signed on 22 April, 1964. Tanganyika was granted independence by Britain three-and-a-half years earlier, while Zanzibar had been independent for less than a year. In the latter, during that time, a coup had overthrown the Sultanate regime. Three days after the agreement was signed, it was ratified by a specially-convened session of the National Assembly.
President Nyerere, who was Tanganyika's leader before the union, was elected leader of the new regime and has held the office since then.
He and Dr. Kissinger had discussed the southern African situation on Sunday (25 April) and the Secretary of State had said the United States would use its economic and political influence to bring about black majority rule but would not give arms to either side in the struggle.