Chinese Vice-Premier Li Hsien-nien (Li Xiannian) has left Tanzania for Mozambique for the rest of his four-nation African tour.
SV PAN Chinese Vice Premier Li Hsien-nien (Li Xiannian) coming down aircraft steps and being greeted by Tanzania's Prime Minister Edward Sokoine
GV Party walKing across tarmac
SV Scout presents scarf to China's Vice Premier
SV Young Tanzanian gives garland to wife off Chinese Vice Premier Lin Chia-mei (Lin Jiamei)
SV Vice Premier Li inspects guard of honour
GV Crowd at airport
SV President Julius nyerere of Tanzania greeting Vice-Premier Li
SV INTERIOR Tanzanian and Chinese representatives talking (3 shots)
During his visit, Mr. Li was asked about criticism of China by Cuban President Fidel Castro. The Cuban leader has accused China of selling i???s revolution for Western technology and finance by establishing diplomatic relations with the United States. Vice-Premier Li rejected the criticism, pointing to the massive aid which Cuba receives from the Soviet Union. Cuba has close ties with Tanzania providing her with many technical and medical advisers.
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Background: Chinese Vice-Premier Li Hsien-nien (Li Xiannian) has left Tanzania for Mozambique for the rest of his four-nation African tour. Earlier, in Dar es Salaam, he pledged Chinese support for Kampuchea (Cambodia) in its war against Vietnamese insurgents. Mr. Li arrived in the Tanzanian capital on Thursday (4 January), and began talks with President Julius Nyerere later the same day.
SYNOPSIS: Vice-Premier Li heads a forty-strong delegation which will also visit Mozambique, Zambia and Zaire. He was welcomed at Dar es Salaam airport by Tanzanian Prime Minister, Edward Sokoine. Also in the welcoming party were Foreign Minister Benjamin Mkapa and the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, Lin Chun.
There have been good relations between the two countries since President Nyerere's first visit to China in 1965. There are one thousand Chinese technicians in Tanzania, about half of them working on the railway project linking the country with Zambia. China also gives Tanzania aid in defence, agriculture and mining. Li Chia-mei (Lin Jiamei), Vice-Premier Li's wife is accompanying her husband on the five-day visit. Mr. Li told the crowd at the airport that he had come to consolidate his country's friendship with Tanzania.
At State House, he met President Nyerere for talks. Tanzania has welcomed China's new links with the United States as a move towards peace and justice in the world. During the visit, Prime Minister Sokoine commended China for its continued support to Tanzania, the third world and African liberation movements. Mr. Li said rivalry of the super-powers was causing unrest in Africa, but added that nothing could stop the advance of the African people.