• Short Summary

    In South Africa on Monday (9 January), Britain's Rhodesia Peace envoy, Lord Carver, said he did not think Premier Ian Smith's attempts at an internal settlement with black nationalist leaders would bring peace to Rhodesia.

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    In South Africa on Monday (9 January), Britain's Rhodesia Peace envoy, Lord Carver, said he did not think Premier Ian Smith's attempts at an internal settlement with black nationalist leaders would bring peace to Rhodesia. Lord Carver, who is Britain's Resident Commissioner-Designate for Rhodesia, made his comment after talks on the Rhodesian problem with the South African Foreign Minister, Mr. Pik Botha.

    SYNOPSIS: Lord Carver arrived in the South African administrative capital of Pretoria after two days of talks in Mozambique with President Samora Machel. The aim of those talks was the same as his discussions in South Africa.... to restore momentum to the joint British and American plan for a constitutional settlement in Rhodesia.

    In his talks Lord Carver briefed Mr. Botha about progress so far on the Anglo-American proposals and told him that they had received a wide measure of agreement among all the parties concerned. In return Mr. Botha gave him South Africa's view on the future of Rhodesia but was unwilling to share the details with reporters.

    Lord Carver was more talkative. He told reporters that Ian Smith's internal talks were distracting people and that any settlement needed the support of the Patriotic Front guerrillas.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZK04GT5U5205ERP5BYPC0Y44
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZK04GT5U5205ERP5BYPC0Y44
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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