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    MR. SIMON KAPWEPWE, THE ZAMBIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, WAS INTERVIEWED AT LONDON AIRPORT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ABOUT?

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    PASSENGERS BOARDING PLANE, MR. KAPWEPWE BEING INTERVIEWED (SOF) AND MR. KAPWEPWE AND PARTY BOARDING AIRCRAFT.



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    MR. KAPWEPWE: "WELL, WE CAME TO LONDON TO TELL THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT THAT THE SITUATION IN ZAMBIA HAS CHANGED FROM BAD TO WORSE AND THAT THEY SHOULD MOVE FROM THEIR IDEA THAT OF SANCTIONS ALONE AND WITHHOLDINGS OF FORCE."



    INTERVIEWER: "DID YOU TELL MR. WILSON YESTERDAY AND HOW DID HE REACT TO THE SUGGEST OF USING FORCE?"



    MR. KAPWEPWE: WELL, ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT AGREE THERE ARE FACTORS NOW THAT ARE GOING TO COMPEL THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO USE FORCE."



    INTERVIEWER: "WHAT FACTORS ARE THESE, SIR?"



    MR. KAPWEPWE: "WELL, FOR INSTANCE, YOU DON'T EXPECT THE TAXPAYERS TO CONTINUE PAYING ZAMBIA FOR THIS AIRLIFT BECAUSE THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING MR. WILSON, CANNOT SAY WHEN SANCTIONS ARE GOING TO FINISH. THEREFORE IT WILL TAKE SO MANY WEEKS OR MONTHS AND I CAN'T SEE THE TAXPAYERS IN ENGLAND ARE GOING TO CONTINUE PAYING FOR ZAMBIA, INSTEAD OF FINISHING THIS PROBLEM IN A SHORT TIME BY USING FORCE.....THE ECONOMICS OF THE COUNTRY.




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    Background: MR. SIMON KAPWEPWE, THE ZAMBIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, WAS INTERVIEWED AT LONDON AIRPORT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ABOUT HIS TALKS WITH THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. WILSON.

    MR. KAPWEPWE AND THREE OTHER ZAMBIAN MINISTERS TALKED WITH MR. WILSON FOR AN HOUR TODAY ABOUT THE PRESENT SITUATION IN ZAMBIA. AFTER THE TALKS MR. KAPWEPWE AND HIS FELLOW MINISTERS LEFT BRITAIN BY PLANE FOR THE UNITED STATES WHERE THEY ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE TALKS WITH THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL, U THANT, AND PRESIDENT JOHNSON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2LX13VZ9QO5B5SIVGNRHIK2OU
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LX13VZ9QO5B5SIVGNRHIK2OU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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