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    In London on Wednesday (26 September) Mr. Ernest Bulle, Minister of Commerce and Industry and?

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    CU Zimbabwe Rhodesian Minister of Commerce & Industry - Ernest Bulle speaking in English

    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: BULLE: "We are very anxious to get the British government to make a commitment about when they are going to lift sanctions and I can tell you her that one of the things we discussed this morning is for us to meet Lord Carrington on Friday, he has just returned I understand from America, and we want to put this question to him because we want to get a categorical sort of statement from his as to when he proposes to lift sanctions."

    PATTERSON: "Do you see that as being the end of it or do you see that the interim arrangements which are the next points of discussion are going to prove the most difficult part in this conference in London?"

    BULLE: "No, I must be very honest with you, I think the constitution up to now has been not as difficult perhaps as the transitional arrangements are going to be. Now I think you know very well that our opposite numbers the Patriotic Front will try very hard to ask for the dismantling of the army and the police force. I think that you know we are not prepared to consider whatsoever and we have made our feelings known to the British government that this aspect is not negotiable and therefore means if the Patriotic Front is not going to be reasonable I can see this will bring a lot of difficulties to the talks and in fact it may be the break, I suppose the success of the talks. It will determine the very near future sort of progress in the talks."

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    Background: In London on Wednesday (26 September) Mr. Ernest Bulle, Minister of Commerce and Industry and leader of the House in the Salisbury government of Bishop Abel Muzorewa, said his government is seeking an early commitment on the lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe Rhodesia. Mr. Bulle, who is also Vice-President of the ruling United African National Council said that although provisional agreements have been reached the transitional arrangements might spell trouble ahead for the London conference: Mr. Bulle spoke with Dave Patterson of Zimbabwe Rhodesian Television.

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