• Short Summary

    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TANZANIAN PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE WARNED WOULD-BE MEMBERS OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY -- BURUNDI, ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA, AND ZAMBIA -- THAT DESPITE GOODWILL IT WOULD TAKE TIME TO BRING THEM IN.

  • Description

    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TANZANIAN PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE WARNED WOULD-BE MEMBERS OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY -- BURUNDI, ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA, AND ZAMBIA -- THAT DESPITE GOODWILL IT WOULD TAKE TIME TO BRING THEM IN. BUT HE PLEDGED EAST AFRICA WOULD CONDUCT NEGOTIATIONS WITH ALL THE SPEED AND SYMPATHY OF WHICH IT WAS ABLE.

    DR. NYERERE WAS OPENING THE FIRST EAST AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, SINCE KENYA, UGANDA AND TANZANIA INAUGURATED THEIR NEW COMMUNITY LAST DECEMBER TO REINFORCE THEIR LOOSE COMMON MARKET AND LONGSTANDING COOPERATION IN COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER FIELDS.

    THE TANZANIAN PRESIDENT SAID THAT IT HAD ALWAYS BEEN EAST AFRICA'S DESIRE TO EXPAND COOPERATION BEYOND THE THREE NEIGHBOUR STATES. HE WELCOMED THE APPLICATIONS BY ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA AND ZAMBIA FOR FULL COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP, AND BURUNDI'S REQUEST FOR ASSOCIATION WITH THE COMMON MARKET.

    AT THE TANZANIAN PARLIAMENT, THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE ASSEMBLY THAT ITS MEMBERS HAD TO THINK, SPEAK AND ACT THERE AS EAST AFRICANS, NOT AS NATIONALS OF THEIR STATES. IT WAS THE ASSEMBLY'S TASK TO STRENGTHEN EAST AFRICAN UNITY, HE SAID.

    REPORTING ON SOME OF THE COMMUNITY'S IMMEDIATE PROJECTS, DR. NYERERE SAID ALL MEMBERS HAD PAID THEIR INITIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO ITS KAMPALA-BASED DEVELOPMENT BANK. TENDERS WERE BEING INVITED FOR 63 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES TO SPEED RAIL TRANSPORT, AND FOR TWO NEW DEEPWATER BERTH AT THE PORT OF MOMBASA, KENYA.

    PLANS, SAID THE PRESIDENT, WERE WELL ADVANCED FOR AN EAST AFRICAN SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS STATION IN KENYA, TO INCREASE TELEPHONE AND TELETYPE LINKS WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.

    SYNOPSIS - DR. NYERERE TOLD MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY THAT THEY SHOULD THINK OF THEMSELVES AS EAST AFRICANS, NOT AS NATIONALS OF THEIR STATES, WHEN THEY ATTENDED ASSEMBLY MEETINGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADRURK2B9FCHVA4PMV9SOO53RM
    Media URN:
    VLVADRURK2B9FCHVA4PMV9SOO53RM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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