Leaders of the six so-called Frontline States met in Harare, Zimbabwe on February 20 to discus Namibian independence and to prepare for next month's Non-Aligned summit in New Delhi.
1. GV Crowds at airport in Harare 0.03
2. SV President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania walks down steps of aircraft, is greeted by Zimbabwean President Canaan Banana 0.12
3. SV President Nyerere, flanked by Prime Minister Robert Mugabe and President Baba walk past military officials, shake hands with officials, walk past dancers (3 shots) 0.31
4. SV President Eduardo dos Santos of Angola greeted by President Banana and Mr. Mugaba, introduced to military (2 shots) 0.55
5. SV President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia welcomed by President Banana and Mr Mugabe 1.14
6. SV Kaunda and Banana on podium listening to national anthems (3 shots) 1.30
7. SV President Samora Machel of Mozambique greeted by Messrs. Banana and Mugabe, watches dancers (2 shots) 2.11
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Background: HARARE, ZIMBABWE
Leaders of the six so-called Frontline States met in Harare, Zimbabwe on February 20 to discus Namibian independence and to prepare for next month's Non-Aligned summit in New Delhi. Presidents Eduardo Dos Santos of Angola, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, Quett Masire of Botswana, Samora Machel of Mozambique and Prime Minister Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe were joined for talks by Namibian guerrilla leader Sam Nujoma. Angolan President Dos Santos was to brief the other states on his progress in talks with South Africa on Namibia. The Frontline leaders condemn South African moved to link Namibia's independence with withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola. Relations between South Africa and its northern neighbours are strained. The six states charge white-ruled South Africa with attempts to destabilise their governments through a guerrilla campaign. They are expected to raise this at the New Delhi conference. Bilateral talks between Botswana and Zimbabwe were held before the main Frontline meeting to examine the problem of Zimbabwean refugees fleeing from fighting between Zimbabwean forces and dissidents in South-Western Zimbabwe.
Source: REUTERS - GEOFF CHILTON