The leaders of several of Africa's developing countries, including Zambia, Botswana and Cameroun, have visited Bucharest recently for talks aimed at increasing economic and scientific co-operation with Romania.
GV Bucharest building.
SV INT Mr. Samora Machel, Mozambique President, greeted by Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu.
SV PAN Press conference with Mr. Machel and Mr. Ceausescu. (4 SHOTS)
GV Delegates seated at table in conference hall.
SV Around hall showing delegates.
SV Ceausescu and Machel seated. (4 SHOTS)
GV PAN Delegates in conference hall. (6 SHOTS)
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Background: The leaders of several of Africa's developing countries, including Zambia, Botswana and Cameroun, have visited Bucharest recently for talks aimed at increasing economic and scientific co-operation with Romania. The latest to arrive was the President of Mozambique, Samora Machel.
SYNOPSIS: President Machel was in Romania on a six-day official visit at the invitation of Mr. Ceausescu. During that time they signed an economic agreement and had extensive talks on world affairs. President Ceausescu has called for a channelling of his country's military spending towards economic and social projects to help the underdeveloped countries. During his talks with African leaders, Mr. Ceausescu agreed that the only just wars were against drought, floods and racial and social injustice.
On arrival in East Berlin on Thursday (18 September) after his Romanian visit, Mr. Machel said his country intends to deepen both political and economic links with the Soviet bloc. At the start of his official visit to East Germany, the President said socialist states in eastern Europe and the Third World should step up co-operation and aim for the better exchange of natural resources.
After a warm welcome in the capital, President Machel said close links between his East African capital of Maputo and East Berlin should help to speed up a better relationship between developed and underdeveloped socialist states.