The United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, says he believes a conference on?
SVs INT U.S. State Secretary Dr. Henry Kissinger talking to Mozambique Foreign Affaris Minister (2 shots)
SV Kissinger talking to Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Munyua Waiyaki
SV Kissinger speaking at U.N. Mission with Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim standing next to him
CU Kissinger speaking at a luncheon proposing toast, and quests standing and raising glasses, drinking and clapping
KISSINGER: "....gave Ian Smith my best judgment of what would provide a framework for negotiation and what might be acceptable. I don't think any useful purpose is served now in doing anything other to assemble a conference, give each side an opportunity to state their positions, and then how, under the guidance of the Chairman, a solution can be found. It isn't for the Unites States to decide when such a conference should meet. We are in the process of discussing with all the interested parties the framework that seems to us at this moment attainable. I think if a consensus develops a conference can be assembled in two to three weeks, and I believe progress is being made toward such consensus. I believe it is possible to get a firm date for independence and an early date for a conference."
On hopes for Africa Dr. Kissigner said....
KISSINGER: "If Africa succeeds as I'm confident it will, it will have much to tach the rest of the world and much to contribute to it. I therefore ask you to join me in a toast to the well-being of the peoples of Africa; to the friendship and co-operation between the Unites States and Africa; and to peace, prosperity and justice for peoples everywhere."
Dr. Kissinger was proposing the toast at the end of an address made at a luncheon in honour of the Chairmen of the delegations and permanent representatives of the Organisation of African Unity.
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Background: The United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, says he believes a conference on the future of Namibia could be called in the near future, and a firm date established for the territory's independence.
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Kissinger made the remarks after conferring with the United Nations Secretary General Dr. Kurt Waldheim, following the adjournment of the Security Council's debate on Namibia. On Friday (8 October), he also held talks with Mr. Joachim Chissano, the Mozambique Minister o foreign Affairs; and the Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Munyua Waiyaki. There are reports that Dr. Kissinger asked African countries not to press for a Security Council resolution on Namibia to allow for more diplomatic efforts. On Rhodesia and Namibia, Dr. Kissinger had this to say.....