• Short Summary

    South African Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha met senior members of the Mozambican National Resistance Movement (MNR), led by Mr.

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    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA SEPTEMBER 28, 1984 (REUTERS - GEOFF CHILTON)
    ( ** BEWARE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **)
    SV INTERIOR Delegates at talks. 0.03
    CU "Pik" Botha, South African Foreign Minister. 0.08
    SV Mozambique delegates. (2 SHOTS) 0.21
    SCU President of MNR guerrillas, Dr. Dhlakama, speaking (Portuguese SOT with English translation
    TRANSCRIPT: DHLAKAMA: (SEQ 4) (ENGLISH TRANSLATION)"I am here to discuss the possibility of reaching an agreement of peace with Frelimo, and I will not be making any further comment at this stage." 0.56
    SV "Pik" Botha speaking (English SOT with Portuguese translation).
    BOTHA: (SEQ 5)"I can add that we have reached a very delicate and very serious stage in our attempt to try and create security and stability in Southern Africa. The discussions will continue and I trust that you will not insist on further comments at this stage in our attempt to try and create security, peace and stability. We have reached a very delicate phase in the discussions, and it would not be in the interest of peace that we would wish to make any comment at this stage, and I appeal to our friends in the press to try and understand." 1.57
    CU ZOOM OUT FROM General Jacinto Veloso seated at table with delegates and Pik Botha. 2.05
    CU Botha. 2.07
    CU Camera crew. 2.10
    SVs Botha speaking (English SOT), Veloso speaking (Portuguese SOT with English translation.) (3 SHOTS) 3.03
    VELOSO: (SEQ 9) (ENGLISH TRANSLATION) "Since the economic accord was signed, we've been meeting regularly and we are trying to find peace in the region, and stability."
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    Background: South African Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha met senior members of the Mozambican National Resistance Movement (MNR), led by Mr. D. Dhlakama, in Pretoria in September 28. The right-wing MNR rebels, who are believed by Mozambican officials to be supported by Pretoria, have vowed not to lay down their arms until they are given a share of power. It was the second time that Mr. Botha had met with the rebel delegation. Mr. Dhlakama left the conference saying that "he was involved in the meeting to discuss the possibility of reaching an agreement for peace with Frelimo", and he would not be making any further comment at this stage. Mr. Botha said, "I can add that we have reached a very delicate and very serious stage in our attempt to try and create security and stability in Southern Africa. The discussions will continue, and I trust that you will not insist on further comments at this stage in our attempt to create security, peace and stability". Later Mr. Botha met with a delegation from Mozambique's Frelimo government, headed by Economic Affairs Minister Major General Jacinto Veloso. General Veloso began the talks with a warning that a peace pact between South Africa and Mozambique was in jeopardy. Before attending the Pretoria meeting, General Veloso had warned that continuing violence in Mozambique was threatening the pact.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZWPOQNBY7JKYWY7EQLNA2J7I
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZWPOQNBY7JKYWY7EQLNA2J7I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:04:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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