INTRODUCTION The United States envoy to the United Nations, Andrew Young, had talks with Kenyan leaders in Nairobi on Monday (7 February).
INTRODUCTION The United States envoy to the United Nations, Andrew Young, had talks with Kenyan leaders in Nairobi on Monday (7 February). Mr. Young, a former U.S. civil rights leader, has already met the presidents of Tanzania, Zambia, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Young says his tour of the African states is designed to hear African leaders "in their quieter moments." As well as being the U.N. ambassador, he's also President Carter's new African affairs specialist. So far, most of the discussions have centred on the situation in southern Africa.
Mr. Young told newsmen in Nairobi he had heard repeated calls during the trip for more United States involvement under the new administration in the search for a solution to the conflict. He also talked about the relationship between Kenya and the United States.
His news conference followed talks with Kenya's Foreign Minister, Dr. Munyua Waiyaki, and he spoke of their discussions.
Mr. Young later left for Nigeria where the leaders he hopes to meet include the Presidents of that country, Angola and Zaire. He'll then be flying home, via London, to report to President Carter, and Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance.