Hungary and Ethiopia issued a joint communique denouncing what they called Nato intervention and Chinese expansionism in Africa during the Ethiopian Head of State's recent visit to Hungary.
SV INT Ethiopian leader Mengistu Mariam enters room and is greeted by Communist Party Chief, Janos Kadar and President Losonczi
SV Kadar and Mengistu talking to Kadar (TWO SHOTS)
SV Kadar and Mengistu and delegates entering conference room and taking seats
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CU Kadar and President seated
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Background: Hungary and Ethiopia issued a joint communique denouncing what they called Nato intervention and Chinese expansionism in Africa during the Ethiopian Head of State's recent visit to Hungary. Lieutenant-Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam met with the Hungarian president and with the leader of the Hungarian Communist Party.
SYNOPSIS: Colonel Mengistu is on a tour of seven East European nations. Hungary was his fourth stop. On the second and final day of his visit he was greeted by Hungarian Communist Party chief Janos Kadar and Hungarian President Pal Losonczi for economic and political talks.
The Ethiopian leader discussed bi-lateral relations and African political issues. The same topics he has discussed with leaders of other East European nations. China has been a recurring theme during this trip. In Czechoslovakia, he issued a joint communique with that nation, denouncing China, and while in East Germany he accused Peking of supplying arms to Ethiopia's enemy - Somalia. The communique issued jointly by Ethiopia and Hungary says the Chinese expansionist policy in Africa endangers peace and national independence. The communique also condemned NATO's intervention in African affairs and the attempts by moderate African states to establish so-called African peace-keeping forces.