• Short Summary

    Third-ranking Frelimo guerrilla leader Joachim Chissano made clear on Tuesday (17 September) at a Press conference in Mozambique's capital, Lourenco Marques, that the country's transitional government will initially tread cautiously in relations with South Africa and Rhodesia.

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    1.
    GV ZOOM INTO MV Frelimo leader Chissano addressing newsmen. (2 shots)
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    2.
    SCU Chissano speaking in English.
    1.18


    CHISSANO: "We won't create any reasons to start a new war. That's why we don't want to rush and judge the movements of the troops of other countries and give them a negative approach. I think that you are informing me one thing and that you are asking me to study that thing now and decide on it. And this is what Frelimo doesn't want to problems of relations between the countries concerned."




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    Background: Third-ranking Frelimo guerrilla leader Joachim Chissano made clear on Tuesday (17 September) at a Press conference in Mozambique's capital, Lourenco Marques, that the country's transitional government will initially tread cautiously in relations with South Africa and Rhodesia.

    Mr. Chissano, who arrived in Lourenco Marques on Monday (16 September), has been widely-tipped for Prime Minister in the Frelimo-dominated transitional government to be formed soon to lead the Portuguese territory to full independence.

    He told the assembled newsmen -- the first Frelimo meeting with the press in Mozambique -- that the Mozambique Liberation Fornt (Frelimo's official title), which waged a 10-year guerrilla war to end four centuries of colonial rule, has a policy on non-interference in the affairs of other countries.

    Mr. Chissano's low-key statement followed intense speculation in South Africa and Rhodesia that a predominantly-lack Mozambique government might adopt a hostile attitude to these countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3WOHP6J1NZ0GGCTPFZ8MD2YET
    Media URN:
    VLVA3WOHP6J1NZ0GGCTPFZ8MD2YET
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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