• Short Summary

    IN HIS MIDDLE EAST ADDRESS TO A FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (MONDAY) PRESIDENT JOHNSON REFERRED TO THE "PROUD PEOPLE" OF AFRICA AND THE "GREAT TASKS" THEY HAD SET FOR THEMSELVES.

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    CAPITOL BUILDING IN WASHINGTON; PRESIDENT JOHNSON SPEAKING. (SOUND ON FILM).



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    JOHNSON: "NOW IN AFRICA AS IN ASIA, WE HAVE ENCOURAGED THE NATIONS OF THE REGION IN THEIR EFFORTS TO JOIN IN CO-OPERATIVE ATTACKS ON THE PROBLEMS THAT EACH OF THEM FACES: ECONOMIC STAGNATION, POVERTY, HUNGER, DISEASE AND IGNORANCE. UNDER-SECRETARY NICHOLAS KATZENBACH JUST REPORTED TO ME LAST WEEK ON HIS RECENT EXTENDED TRIP THROUGHOUT AFRICA. HE DESCRIBED TO ME THE MANY PROBLEMS AND THE MANY OPPORTUNITIES THAT EXIST IN THAT CONTINENT. AFRICA IS MOVING RAPIDLY FROM THE COLONIAL PAST TOWARDS FREEDOM AND DIGNITY, AND SHE IS IN THE LONG AND DIFFICULT TRAVAIL OF BUILDING NATIONS. HER PROUD PEOPLE ARE DETERMINED TO MAKE A NEW AFRICA, ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN RIGHT. THEY ARE NOW CREATING INSTITUTIONS FOR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION; THEY HAVE SET GREAT TASKS FOR THEMSELVES WHOSE ACCOMPLISHMENT WILL REQUIRE YEARS OF STRUGGLE AND SACRIFICE.



    "WE VERY MUCH WANT THAT STRUGGLE TO SUCCEED, AND WE WANT TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THE EFFORTS THAT THEY'RE MAKING ON THEIR OWN BEHALF. AND I CAN GIVE PERSONAL TESTIMONY TO THE NEW SPIRIT THAT IS ABROAD."




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    Background: IN HIS MIDDLE EAST ADDRESS TO A FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (MONDAY) PRESIDENT JOHNSON REFERRED TO THE "PROUD PEOPLE" OF AFRICA AND THE "GREAT TASKS" THEY HAD SET FOR THEMSELVES. HE SAID HIS COUNTRY WAS ENCOURAGING "CO-OPERATIVE ATTACKS ON ECONOMIC STAGNATION, HUNGER, DISEASE AND IGNORANCE" IN AFRICA.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON ALSO REFERRED TO THE RECENT TOUR OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES BY MR. NICHOLAS KATZENBACH, UNDER-SECRETARY IN THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON SAID:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2P5ONG0YV8Y8704LJ6VUTB377
    Media URN:
    VLVA2P5ONG0YV8Y8704LJ6VUTB377
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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