In India, Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda had been discussing ways of strengthening the non-aligned movement with Prime Minister Mrs.
GV Indian Parliament building. (2 SHOTS)
SV INT Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda meeting Indian President Sanjiva Reddy and his wife. (2 SHOTS)
SV INT Kaunda talking with Reddy. (2 SHOTS)
SV Indian Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi with Kaunda.
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Background: In India, Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda had been discussing ways of strengthening the non-aligned movement with Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Mr. Kaunda, who arrived in New Delhi on Thursday (11 September) for a five-day official visit, has expressed particular concern about diversive tendencies within the non-aligned movement.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Kaunda who is on a ten-nation tour of Eastern Europe and Asia, was welcomed on Thursday (11 September) by Indian President Sanjiva Reddy. During their talks Mr. Reddy expressed concern at the state of tension in the world and the "ominous clouds of confrontation" gathering overhead.
Talks focused in particular on the non-aligned movement, to which both Zambia and India belong. The 96-nation movement has shown signs of division over several issues,in particular over Kampuchea and Afghanistan, and later in talks with Indian prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi, Mr. Kaunda discussed was of strengthening the movement.
Mrs. Gandhi also agreed with president Kaunda that Indo-Zambian co-operation in both public and private sectors should be diversified and expanded. According to official sources, India has offered technical know-how and expertise for Zambia's industrialisation programme, and may set up turnkey projects in the field of small-scale industries.