• Short Summary

    AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE, MINISTERS AND HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS HAVE ASSEMBLED IN MWANZA, IN NORTHERN TANZANIA, FOR THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE RULING TANGANYIKA AFRICAN UNION (TANU) PARTY.

  • Description

    AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE, MINISTERS AND HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS HAVE ASSEMBLED IN MWANZA, IN NORTHERN TANZANIA, FOR THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE RULING TANGANYIKA AFRICAN UNION (TANU) PARTY. THE CONFERENCE, WHICH OPENED YESTERDAY (MONDAY), WAS TO HEAR PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE BITTERLY CRITICISE THE UNITED STATES ROLE IN THE VIETNAM WAR AND HINT THAT TANZANIA MIGHT CONSIDER RENEWING DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH BRITAIN.

    SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT WAS KAWAWA WAS AN EARLY ARRIVAL AT MWANZA. HE WAS FOLLOWED BY BURUNDI AND RWANDA DELEGATION. THE MINISTER FOR INFORMATION, COMMANDER NDEYABOBA, LED THE BURUNDI DELEGATION AND THE RWANDA DELEGATION WAS LED BY MR. P. D. MKAZABERA, THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

    THE KENYAN DELEGATION WAS LED BY VICE-PRESIDENT MR. ARAP MOI. HE WAS MET BY FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT KARUME AND SECOND VIECE-PRESIDENT KAWAWA.

    PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE WAS AT THE AIRPORT TO PERSONALLY GREET NEIGHBOURING PRESIDENT MILTON OBOTE OF UGANDA. LATER HE ALSO GREETED PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA.

    WHEN THE CONFERENCE OPENED, PRESIDENT NYERERE MADE A MAJOR SPEECH COVERING FOREIGN POLICY AND AFRICAN AFFAIRS. HE BITTERLY CRITICISED THE AMERICAN ROLE IN THE VIETNAM WAR -- A CONFLICT HE DESCRIBED AS THE MOST VICIOUS EVER. HE DECLARED THAT THE "U.S.A. MUST RECOVER FROM THE DELIRIUM OF POWER AND RETURN TO THE PRINCIPLES ON WHICH THE NATION WAS FOUNDED." HE SAID THERE SHOULD BE A SETTLEMENT ON THE BASIS OF THE 1954 AGREEMENT.

    HE PLEDGED TANZANIA TO A CONTINUING POLICY OF NON-ALIGNMENT AND SAID IT WOULD NEVER ALLOW QUARRELS WITH WESTERN COUNTRIES TO MAKE IT ANTI-WEST.

    THE PRESIDENT JUSTIFIED AT LENGTH TANZANIA'S DECISION IN DECEMBER 1965 TO BREAK RELATIONS WITH BRITAIN OVER THE RHODESIAN PROBLEM. BUT HE SAID IT WOULD BE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER IN THE COMING MONTHS WHAT ACTION WOULD BEST SERVE TANZANIA'S PURPOSES. SOME OBSERVERS TOOK THIS AS A HINT THAT TANZANIAN MIGHT RE-ESTABLISH RELATIONS WITH BRITAIN.

    THE PRESIDENT WILL MAKE A SECOND SPEECH TO THE BI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF HIS PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9KR7S6HN2DR2FK4PYW6USYBS
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9KR7S6HN2DR2FK4PYW6USYBS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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