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    Blantyre, Malawi -- The first state opening of the Malawi Parliament was held July 7th, less than 24 hours after the birth of the newest nation in the world.

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    Blantyre, Malawi -- The first state opening of the Malawi Parliament was held July 7th, less than 24 hours after the birth of the newest nation in the world.

    In the uniform of Admiral of the Fleet, Prince Philip and the Prime Minister, Dr. Hastings Banda arrived at Parliament House where they took the salute from the Guard of Honor of the 1st Battalion Malawi Rifles.

    Inside, Prince Philip read from the throne a speech on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. He said Malawi proposed to develop itself based on the special characteristics of its people and will not seek to impose its ideology on others, nor will it accept the imposition of other ideologies on itself.

    The government of Malawi believes that if a peaceful world is to be achieved states of diverse character must be prepared to tolerate each other and work together.

    In his reply Dr. Banda said he was happy in the know-ledge that he could rely on his people to give the government the fullest support in the years that lay ahead. "We face the future with confidence, he said.

    The opening of parliament followed a night of celebration. Some 500 persons attended an Independence Ball in Limbe. Prince Philip dancing with Mr. Banda's confidential secretary, Miss Cecilia Kadzamira, was the hit of the evening, with the guests clearing a space on the dance floor for them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1C5K3TYHNIB0J0IAD66NQJGD
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1C5K3TYHNIB0J0IAD66NQJGD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
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    N/A

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