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    In Britain, the Kenyan President, Deniel Arap Moi, met Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday (13 June) -- the second day of his four-day official visit to London.

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    GV Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi arrives in car at No. 10 Downing Street and is greeted by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and poses for photographs (2 shots)

    SCU INTERIOR President Moi and Mrs. Thatcher posing for photographs and leaving room

    SV PAN FROM Photographers TO President Moi in news conference (2 shots)

    SCU President Moi speaking in English to newsmen

    MOI: "We know that there has been a change in Zimbabwe. An election has taken place, a black Prime Minister has been elected, a white President nominated with no power. What we would like to see is that, let, let all those in Rhodesia, those leaders in Rhodesia, and those outside Rhodesia meet together and discuss how to go about it. There is a solution that would bring stability in Zimbabwe. My concern is the future stability -- if you recognise one section, group or section, whether that section carries a big majority, still you have a problem, you prolong the situation, you prolong the suffering and that's why I feel that with great understanding, with practical thinking, all of them should come together and see the future and forget hiding in political cacoons."

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    Background: In Britain, the Kenyan President, Deniel Arap Moi, met Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday (13 June) -- the second day of his four-day official visit to London. President Moi has also had talks with members of the new Conservative Government and leading British businessmen. He is staying at Buckingham Palace as the guest of Queen Elizabeth the Second. It is his first state visit since becoming President of Kenya in October after the death of Jomo Kenyatta.

    SYNOPSIS: President Moi's talks with Mrs. Thatcher centred on recent developments in southern Africa. The month old British Conservative government welcomed the end of white majority rule in Zimbabwe Rhodesia following the general election, won by Bishop Abel Muzorewa. However, Kenya has rejected the internal settlement and has not recognised the legitimacy of the new multiracial government since it claims the poll was not truly democratic.

    Britain is not expected to take any decision on the recognition of Bishop Muzorewa's administration before the Commonwealth Summit Conference in Lusaka in August. After his talks with Mrs. Thatcher, President Moi said it was necessary to take a fresh approach to the problem of the future of Zimbabwe Rhodesia since the situation had obviously changed because of the election. He outlined his proposals for a permanent peace formula during a news conference at number ten, Downing Street.

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