INTRODUCTIONl: The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young, announced in Portugal on Sunday (15 May) that he was going ahead with his controversial visit to South Africa.
INTRODUCTIONl: The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young, announced in Portugal on Sunday (15 May) that he was going ahead with his controversial visit to South Africa. Mr. Young was in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, to report mid-way details of his African tour so far to the United States Vice-President, Walter Mondale, who was also in the country on a separate visit.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Young went to the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Liberia before flying on to Portugal. His main task was to discuss with African leaders the United State's policies concerning Africa. The United States has been playing an active part with Britain in trying to find a peaceful solution to the Rhodesian problem. But United States President Jimmy Carter is also keen to maintain links with the smaller African nations through economic and technical aid. Mr. Young's tour is taking him on to Mozambique for a U.N. conference on Rhodesia and South West Africa.
Vice-President Mondale, on his second European tour this year, was welcomed at Lisbon airport by Portugal's Prime Minister, Mario Soares. His ten-day tour is designed to emphasise President Carter's foreign policy, and he'll be meeting South African Premier John Vorster in Austria to discuss their respective roles in Rhodesia. The United States has recently adopted a slightly harder policy on white Africa.