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    President Idi Amin of Uganda told a 61-member visiting Kenyan trade delegation of Friday (August 24) that Uganda was 'standing by' should Kenya declare economic war to 'free her citizens from economic exploitation by foreigners'.

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    President Idi Amin of Uganda told a 61-member visiting Kenyan trade delegation of Friday (August 24) that Uganda was 'standing by' should Kenya declare economic war to 'free her citizens from economic exploitation by foreigners'. He also told them he was happy to learn that Kenya's President Jomo Kenyatta was in the process of handing the country's economy to indigincus Kenyans.

    About 1,000 Asians living in Kenya were recently given notice to quit the country.

    But President Amin also told the trade mission that he was happy to learn that Britain was giving Kenya a loan for establishing a commercial firm. For the loan was money which the British had 'milked from Kenya for over a hundred years', he said.

    Before their meeting with President Amin the Kenyans signed a joint communique with Ugandan officials, calling for closer trade ties between the two countries.

    SYNOPSIS: A sixty-on-member senior trade team from Kenya have been visiting Uganda for talks. The members, drawn from several sectors of the Kenyan economy, were investigating economic conditions within Uganda. And on Friday, following talks with Uganda trade officials, they signed a joint communique calling for closer trading ties between the two nations. The signing was performed by Kenyan Chamber of Commerce President Mr. Macheria, and Ugandan Chamber of Commerce President Mr. paul Kadoma.

    From there the trade team went to the Kampala International Hotel for talks with Ugandan President General Amin. Before they left they told reporters that they were satisfied with economic conditions in Uganda and said the 'foreign press' had been feeding them with false information about uganda. President Amin told the trade mission that Uganda was 'standing by' should Kenya declare economic war to 'free her citizens from economic exploitation by foreigners'. He was happy to learn that Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta was in the process of handing the country's economy to indigenous Kenyans -- but was concerned, he added, about a reported British loan to Kenya. The loan money, he said, had been 'milked from Kenya for over a hundred years.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAW0YGJM2TEI95KT1S2I37YD8S
    Media URN:
    VLVAW0YGJM2TEI95KT1S2I37YD8S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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