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    President Kamuzu Banda of Malawi left South Africa for home on Friday (August 20) at the end of an historic state visit that marked the most significant progress yet in the white-ruled Republic's search for friends in Africa.

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    President Kamuzu Banda of Malawi left South Africa for home on Friday (August 20) at the end of an historic state visit that marked the most significant progress yet in the white-ruled Republic's search for friends in Africa. Dr. Banda's five-day visit -- the first by a black head of state to South Africa -- was hailed as a major stop forward for the South African Government's "outward looking" policy of promoting dialogue with black African nations.

    Highlight of the Malawi leader's tour was an hour-long meeting with South African Prime Minister, John Vorster, in Pretoria on Thursday. The talks were reported to have been held in a cordial atmosphere.

    SYNOPSIS: Crowds gathered outside the Union Buildings in the South African capital of Pretoria on Thursday (August 19) for an historic meeting between Malawi President, Dr. Kamuzu Banda and South African Prime Minister, Mr. John Vorster. The meeting between the two came towards the end of an historic state visit to South Africa by Dr. Banda. It was the first such Visit to the white-ruled Republic by a black African head of state.

    On his arrival for the meeting with Mr. Vorster, the Malawi leader was greeted by South Africa's Foreign Minister, Dr. Hildegaard Muller. Dr. Banda's five-day visit to South Africa has been hailed as a major stop forward for the South African Government's "outward looking" policy of promoting dialogue with black African nations.

    The two leaders met for met than an hour, in the seat of white South African power, to discuss what Mr. Vorster later described as matters of common interest. The South African Prime Minister said the talks had been held in a cordial atmosphere. There was no official statement on the talks but the two leaders are understood to have discussed the progress of their dialogue and South African development aid to Malawi. already responsible for a number of top projects and an important factor in Malawi's economy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACX1BAU8HGE7P727X8SHTDFCGC
    Media URN:
    VLVACX1BAU8HGE7P727X8SHTDFCGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
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    N/A

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