President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday (4 October) hosted a luncheon for the United Nations delegates from African countries and their Foreign Ministers.
EXTERIOR GV: President Jimmy Carter with other United States officials enter U.S. Mission at United Nations, New York.
INTERIOR GV ZOOM INTO MV: President Carter shakes hands with President Samora Machel of Mozambique as newsmen look on. (TWO SHOTS)
GV: President Carter speaking.
MV: President Carter addressing African delegates. (THREE SHOTS)
PRESIDENT CARTER: "As the months ahead give us an opportunity for increasing realisation of our hopes for majority rule and peace in Zimbabwe, we would welcome your constant advice and counsel about how we can use the influence of the United States in the most constructive way. I hope that those of you who represent your countries here will extend by heartiest and personal best wishes to the leaders of your countries. And I know that many of them have been here already; some of them will come next year. And I look forward to a chance in the future, perhaps, of visiting your nations to extend a stronger expression of friendship from the United States to the people whom you represent."
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Background: President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday (4 October) hosted a luncheon for the United Nations delegates from African countries and their Foreign Ministers. The luncheon, held in the United States Mission at the U.N. Headquarters, was the first of its kind.
SYNOPSIS: President Carter arrives with his party, which included the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young. The President later compared his country, with its 50 States, to the African continent, which now has 49.
Inside, Mr. Carter greeted President Samora Machel of Mozambique, who, the day before, had criticised Anglo-American proposals on Rhodesia.