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    President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania ended his five day state visit to Australia on Saturday (23 March).

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    President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania ended his five day state visit to Australia on Saturday (23 March).

    During his tour he had talks with the Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and other senior government officials. They discussed the possibility of Australian assistance with wheat supplies, technical education and the development of coal mines in Tanzania. The President also invited Prime Minister Whitlam to visit Tanzania, but no date has been set. During a visit to the Hawkesbury Agricultural College near Sydney, President Nyerere said he hoped there could be a system of student exchange established by the two countries.

    Speaking at a National Press Club luncheon, the Tanzanian President said he would be pleased if Australia supplied arms to freedom fighters in southern Africa, but said he had not made a formal request for arms to Prime Minister Whitlam. Australia's only aboriginal senator, Senator Neville Bonner, boycotted an official luncheon for President Nyerere in protest against what he called racism in Tanzania. President Nyerere told guests at the luncheon he hoped his visit would further improve understanding between the two countries.

    The Tanzanian president was seen off at Sydney airport by New South Wales Governor Sir Roden Cutler as he left for a visit to Peking.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9N56LEUIVNR6P6BCVBTDVW7IZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9N56LEUIVNR6P6BCVBTDVW7IZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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