At the opening of the Tripoli meeting of the Committee for the Liberation of the African Continent, Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi told delegates his country was ready to send troops to help African states who were fighting against white minority governments.
GV INT ZOOM INTO SV Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi enters conference hall in tripoli as audience applauds (2 shots)
SV Gaddafi speaking in Arabic
SV, GV Delegates listen
SV Rhodesian Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe speaking in English (3 shots)
MUGABE: " On behalf of all the liberation movements of Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, I wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Government and people of the Jamahiriyah, for their hosting of this 30th ordinary session of the Liberation Committee. In doing so, not only have the government and the people of the Jamahiriyah demonstrated their readiness to play an active role in the O.A.U., but they have also beyond doubt shown their unflinching support of, and commitment to our cause of liberation, and the struggles we are waging for the complete defeat of imperialism and colonialism, and the seizure of power by the people in our respective countries. This meeting is indeed crucial, it is crucial in that it is occurring at a state in our historical struggles when the situations in our respective countries have become exceedingly critical, and more demanding of urgent attention from this committee."
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Background: At the opening of the Tripoli meeting of the Committee for the Liberation of the African Continent, Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi told delegates his country was ready to send troops to help African states who were fighting against white minority governments. The Liberation Committee meeting in the Libyan capital is a forerunner to the full ministerial council meeting of the Organisation of African Unity, due to get underway on Monday (20 February).
SYNOPSIS: Colonel Gaddafi was given a warm welcome by the delegates as he entered the hall to make his speech. The C.A.U. meeting is expected to give considerable time to the question of Rhodesia and Namibia, and the Libyan leader wasted no time in getting on to the subject of liberation wars in Southern Africa.
He told the delegates his country was also willing to fight alongside nationalist movements if the southern part of Africa, if this could help them achieve freedom and independence. Colonel Gaddafi attacked certain African states for boasting that they would send arms to tension areas in Africa. Later, Patriotic Front co-leader Robert Mugabe expressed his appreciation to his Libyan host....