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    Leaders of the three rival Angolan Liberation Movement have agreed on ways to streamline the working of the transitional government in which they share power until angola's independence from Portugal in November.

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    Leaders of the three rival Angolan Liberation Movement have agreed on ways to streamline the working of the transitional government in which they share power until angola's independence from Portugal in November.

    The leaders, who are now meeting in Nakuru, Kenya, spoke of the agreement in a statement issued on Wednesday (18 June). The talks are expected to last another three or four days. Originally they were expected to end on Thursday.

    The communique said that they had agreed on the need to disarm the civilian population of Angola, where more than 1,000 people have been killed in four months of fighting between the rival groups.

    It is also said the leaders had adopted measures to support the territory's transitional government and to implement all agreements reached between them.

    The three movements now sharing power with the Portuguese Government are the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), National union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA).

    SYNOPSIS: The residence of Kenya's President Jomo Kenyatta, in the Rift Valley town of Nakuru, is this week serving as a venue for talks between the three rival Angolan Liberation Movements. Dr. Jomas Savimbi, leader of the moderate National union for the Total Independence of Angola, was one of the key figures at the conference which has so far brought agreement on way to streamline the working of the transitional Government in Angola in preparation for independence in November. Dr. Agostinho Neto, leader of the Marxist-oriented Popular Movement of the Liberation of Angola, and Mr. Holden Roberto of the National Front for the Liberation of Angola, are the other main leaders.

    In a communique issued on Thursday, the three leaders said they had agreed on the need to disarm the civilian population of Angola. More than one thousand people have been killed in four months of fighting between the rival groups. The statement also said they had adopted measures to support the territory's transitional government and ??? implement all agreements reached between them. It was believed that their prolonged discussions on Thursday centred on the problems of the cumbersome transitional government machinery.

    The crux of their problem is that it is almost impossible to make any decision within the present transitional government because of rivalry among the three movements now sharing power with the Portuguese Government. During the meeting, they stressed that everything possible was being done to consolidate peace and make sure the Angolan people were kept informed of decisions. Their ??? are expected to ???

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    Film ID:
    VLVACT5EJM134K893VITKWMBXN77
    Media URN:
    VLVACT5EJM134K893VITKWMBXN77
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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