INTRODUCTION: India and Tanzania have expressed deep concern at what they see as a worsening relationship between East and West.
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GV President Reddy and President Nyerere greet welcomers: cameraman (2 shots)
GV Dr. Reddy, Dr. Nyerere and Mrs. Gandhi out of lounge and walk to cars
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Background: INTRODUCTION: India and Tanzania have expressed deep concern at what they see as a worsening relationship between East and West. In particular the countries pointed to the Indian Ocean where they said the big powers were stepping up their rivalry. The President of Tanzania, Dr. Julius Nyerere, has called for greater efforts among nations to resolve their disagreements.
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Nyerere was speaking after his arrival at New Delhi on Monday (30 March) at the start of five-day State visit to India.
The President of Tanzania had arrived from North Korea. He is visiting Asia seeking aid for his country, where drought threatens wide-spread famine. In response to his pleas for food shipments the North Koreans promised 7,000 tonnes of maize.
In his views on the international situation Dr. Nyerere found accord with India's President Sanjiva Reddy. Referring to the "ominous revival of cold-war attitudes" Dr. Reddy said India would continue its effort to have the Indian Ocean declared a zone of peace, a goal of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Gandhi.
Dr. Nyerere said that Tanzania saw the Indian Ocean as mass of water linking friends but it was being converted into an arena for possible big power conflict. He also called for a fairer system of international trade and finance.
He suggested to the Indian leaders that the third World should not wait for the developed nations to begin moves for restructuring the world economy but should help itself. India has promised help for Tanzania agriculture. Among the projects planned is a new sugar mill in southern Tanzania with a capacity of ten thousand tonnes a year.