• Short Summary

    A three-man delegation from the Central American country of El Salvador headed by Foreign Minister Walter Beneke met Ugandan leaders on Thursday (23 March) during a four-day visit to the African nation.

  • Description

    A three-man delegation from the Central American country of El Salvador headed by Foreign Minister Walter Beneke met Ugandan leaders on Thursday (23 March) during a four-day visit to the African nation. Sr. Beneke met his Ugandan counterpart, Mr. Wanume Kibedi, in Kampala and later met President Idi Amin at the State House in Entebbe. On Saturday (25 March), the same day as the delegation let for the Ivory Coast, it was reported that a group of military officers had tried to overthrow El Salvador's President, Fidel Sanchez Hernandez, in a coup d'etat. At least 200 people were killed in clashes between troops and civilians. It was also reported that the offices were led by defeated Presidential candidate General Jose Alberto Medrano.

    The mission have been touring a number of African countries with substantial agricultural exports. One purpose of the visit is to discuss matters relating to the coffee trade-Uganda is reportedly the world's fifth-largest producer of coffee and El Salvador is the sixth.

    During the Visit with President Amin, Sr. Beneke said they had come to Uganda to see for themselves the progress the county was making in agriculture and to see what crops could be exchanged. The President thanked the El Salvador Government for arranging the visit and assured his guests that his government would do its best to strengthen relations between the two countries and increase the exchange of agricultural information and the trade in agricultural products.

    SYNOPSIS: Kampala's Parliament House on thursday was where a three-man delegation from the Central American country of El Salvador went to meet the Ugandan Foreign Minister. And on Saturday, it as announced that El Salvador's President Sanchez had been the centre of an attempted coup d' etat, and some 200 people were killed in fighting.

    The mission is being led by Foreign Minister Walter Beneke and he soon met his Ugandan counterpart, Mr. Wanume Kibedi. The mission is on a four-day mission to Uganda and had arrived from Ethiopia. They've been touring African countries with substantial agricultural exports.

    The delegation then went to the State House in Entebbe for talks with president Idi Amin.

    Sr. Beneke told the President that they had come to Uganda to see for themselves the progress that the country was making in agriculture and to find out what crops could be exchanged. President Amin thanked the El Salvador Government for having arranged the visit and assured his guests that his government would do its bet to strengthen relations between the two countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAYVKT7AFFWEJAH4DUGEMZ8T41
    Media URN:
    VLVAYVKT7AFFWEJAH4DUGEMZ8T41
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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