Kenyan President daniel Arap Moi and Ethiopian leader Mengistu Haile Mariam have attacked Somalia, which they say is disrupting peace in East Africa.
SV AND GV Ceremonial welcome with singing dancers in tribal costume
GV Aircraft taxiing on runway
GV Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi and officials waiting to greet Ethiopian leader
GV Ethiopian leader Mengistu Haile Mariam down steps of aircraft (2 shots)
GV Crowd applauding as Mengistu waves and shakes hands with crowd (2 shots)
GV Ceremonial dances, as leaders walk past (2 shots)
GV PAN Leaders drive off-in open car of motorcade
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Background: Kenyan President daniel Arap Moi and Ethiopian leader Mengistu Haile Mariam have attacked Somalia, which they say is disrupting peace in East Africa. The accusations came during a four-day visit to Nairobi by Lieutenant-Colonel Mengistu, whose country signed a defence pact with Kenya because of Somalia's claims to ethnically-Somali East Ethiopia and north-east Kenya. Somalia has said it had no territorial claims on Kenya and denied involvement in recent raids in to that country.
SYNOPSIS: The Ethiopian Head of State arrived on Monday (1 December) to a colourful welcome that included displays by traditional dancers, a fly-past by the kenyan Air Force and a twenty-one gun salute.
President Moi had received similar red-carpet greetings on his official visit to Ethiopia last year.
Although there is little in common between the political systems of Marxist Ethiopia and capitalist Kenya, the two countries maintain a cordial relationship. More recently, what they see as a threat to their territories by Somalia has cemented the relationship even more firmly.
Talks began soon after Colonel Mengistu's arrival. At a state banquet that evening, the visiting leader accused the administration in Somalia of adopting a "permanent policy to subvert the efforts of their neighbours and wreak destruction against them". Colonel Mengistu particularly attacked Somalia's decision to grant military base facilities at the Indian Ocean port of Berbera to the United States. But he made no mention of Kenya's having granted base facilities to the U.S. at the port of Mombasa.
President Moi described Somalia's policies as negating and undermining all efforts to create peaceful co-existence and solidarity in that region of Africa. He said Kenya desired nothing but lasting peace and co-operation with Somalia and called for it to renounce all territorial claims.