• Short Summary

    After eight hours of discussions in the Zambian State House ballroom, the nine-member Frelimo delegation and the Portuguese government representatives agreed on Thursday (6th June) to adjourn until the first half of July.

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    GV EXT. State House, Lusaka
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    2.
    GV INT. Dr. Soares seated with Kaunda
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    3.
    CU Kaunda PAN ACROSS TO Soares
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    4.
    SV Kaunda and Soares in ballroom
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    5.
    SV Soares greeting Machel and hugging
    0.32

    6.
    SLV Kaunda addressing meeting
    0.38

    7.
    SV Machel listening PAN ACROSS other Frelimo representatives to Kaunda at head of table speaking
    0.56

    8.
    SV ZOOM INTO CU Soares listening
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    9.
    CU Machel
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    10.
    CU Soares
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    11.
    SV Ferlimo representatives rise and applaud
    1.18

    12.
    GV Kaunda leading meeting in freedom song
    1.25



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: After eight hours of discussions in the Zambian State House ballroom, the nine-member Frelimo delegation and the Portuguese government representatives agreed on Thursday (6th June) to adjourn until the first half of July. The talks are aimed at securing a ceasefire in Mozambique, one of Portugal's African colonies, and the occasion was the first contact between the two sides after ten years of fighting.

    Foreign Minister, Dr. Mario Soares headed the Portuguese delegation. The Frelimo side representing - the front for the liberation of Mozambique - was led by Mr. Samora Machel. The two leaders were brought together by the Zambian President, Kenneth Kaunda in an emotional scene at the state House in Lusaka on Wednesday (5th June). They embraced warmly, and Mr. Machel told Dr. Soares "We have fought against Colonialism and Fascism, not against the Portuguese people."
    A communique issued after the discussions said the two sides "recognised that the establishment of a ceasefire depends on prior global agreement related to fundamental political principles." This made it clear that the resumption of discussions will depend on the London negotiations between the Portuguese and the P.A.I.G.C. - the Nationalist Group of Guinea Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA40FDZDFEIODFQ9NYOUGPI096G
    Media URN:
    VLVA40FDZDFEIODFQ9NYOUGPI096G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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