• Short Summary

    In the United Nations debate on Namibia (South West Africa), Canadian External Affairs Minister Donald Jamieson has put forward proposals submitted by is government, the United States, Britain, France and West Germany for bringing independence to Namibia by the end of this year.

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    1.
    CU: Tanzanian Foreign Minister Ben Mkapa speaking in English to General Assembly (4 shots)
    1.09

    2.
    CU: Canadian External Affairs Minister Donald Jamieson
    1.12

    3.
    CU: Jamieson speaking in English.
    2.08


    MKAPA: "First, we expect the Assembly to tell the Sough African regime clearly and unequivocally that we are now embarked upon unremitting, irreversible effort to live up to our United Nations' direct responsibility to achieve the decolonisation of Namibia, and therefore to end Sough Africa's illegal occupation and domination of that country and its people. Second, we expect the Assembly to reaffirm the territorial integrity of Namibia, and therefore to repudiate emphatically sough Africa's perpetual accession of Walvis Bay. Third, we expect the Assembly to affirm that it will not brook the promulgation of a so-called internal settlement, and that only a settlement in full agreement with Security Council resolution 385 will merit international support and acceptance. Fourth, we expect the Assembly to strengthen its hand of solidarity with the people of Namibia, under the leadership of SWAPO, in their endeavour to rid themselves of a regime and a political doctrine universally condemned as anachronistic and evil."



    JAMIESON: "We consider that the key to an internationally acceptable transition to early independence is free elections for the whole of Namibia as one political entity, with appropriate United Nations supervision and control. To that end, we will seek the establishment of a substantial United Nations presence, bot civilian and military, which we have tentatively called the United Nations Transition Assistance Group-UNTAG-to be led by a UN special representative appointed by, and responsible to, the UN Secretary General. Working together with the Sough African Administrator-General, this special representative will have as his primary task to satisfy himself that all conditions exist to ensure free and fair elections."



    Shortly before Mr Jamieson began speaking in the debates, Sough Africa formally accepted the five-nation proposals. Mr Jamieson described the South African government's acceptance as an important development in Pretoria's position.




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    Background: In the United Nations debate on Namibia (South West Africa), Canadian External Affairs Minister Donald Jamieson has put forward proposals submitted by is government, the United States, Britain, France and West Germany for bringing independence to Namibia by the end of this year. During the same debate, Tanzania's Foreign Minister, Ben Mkapa, sought from the General Assembly a clear statement on the future of Namibia.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr Jamieson, then put forward the five-nation proposals.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNXVLH5895KFXEDQ6IE3IXFV8
    Media URN:
    VLVABNXVLH5895KFXEDQ6IE3IXFV8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
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    N/A

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