INTRODUCTION: The United States' forthcoming ambassador to the United Nations, Senator Andrew Young, has officially met U.
INTRODUCTION: The United States' forthcoming ambassador to the United Nations, Senator Andrew Young, has officially met U.N. Secretary-General Dr. Kurt Waldheim -- and talked about policy changes towards southern Africa. The United States has already been changing it policy towards the region, he said, and Mr. Jimmy Carter, as incoming president, would bring with him considerable experience in racial affairs.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Young, himself a black man, said he would prefer to begin his work at the United Nations by establishing relationships with European nations, Japan and the Soviet Union, but probably would not have that choice. "I'm afraid I don't have the luxury of setting the timetable myself," he said. "Southern Africa is going to set it for me." Mr. Young also revealed that he's called on U.S. businesses to persuade the South African government to improve its relations with blacks. But he did not believe in the withdrawal of American firms from the country, he said. After their meeting Dr. Waldheim and Mr. Young spoke to reporters about it.