• Short Summary

    Significant progress towards securing negotiated independence for Namibia is claimed by United Nations Security Council delegates, despite this week's sudden withdrawal from the talks by South African Foreign Minister, Mr.

  • Description

    Significant progress towards securing negotiated independence for Namibia is claimed by United Nations Security Council delegates, despite this week's sudden withdrawal from the talks by South African Foreign Minister, Mr.Pik Botha. Discussions began in New York at the weekend between Mr. Botha and the foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, Canada, France and West Germany. Mr. Botha cut short the talks to fly home to South Africa on Monday (13 February) to report to his government.

    SYNOPSIS: Shortly afterwards, the United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, received a briefing on the talks from United States Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and Canadian Foreign Minister Donald Jamieson, accompanied by both countries Ambassadors to the U.N. Later, in a rare combined press conference, the five foreign ministers involved announced that progress had been made towards an agreement between South Africa and Nationalists of SWAPO - the South Africa People's Organisation. The Western team said both parties had made concessions,and there was now a fair chance Namibia would agree to independence within the framework of the United Nations resolutions. Canadian Foreign Minister Jamieson spoke about the progress:

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEV1ZWFLPWKN7MF2OC5KNSY5UT
    Media URN:
    VLVAEV1ZWFLPWKN7MF2OC5KNSY5UT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment