A representative of one of the Angolan liberation organisations, the Union for the Total Independence of Angola - UNITA - arrived in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, on Tuesday (11 November).
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SCU UNITA spokesman Fernando Wilson Santos speaking in Portuguese (3 shots)
CU Spokesman Fernando Wilson Santos speaking in English
"In Angola there is the MPLA. We think only that we must (indistinct) the MPLA to the real position because the MPLA is now, at the moment, (indistinct) and consider that only (indistinct) at the moment is the real (indistinct) problem in Angola. So it is because of that we are now fighting against the MPLA not in order to make (indistinct). We are not agreeing with the position of the (indistinct) left in Portugal, that only considers that the MPLA is the real liberation movement in Angola. So we are preparing here in Lisbon a great campaign of information in order to put the position in its real order. Finally we have said that we want better relationships between the people of Angola and the Portuguese people, because the Portuguese people are the people in the world that can better understand us. So it is because of that we want now ... and for other days ... to establish good relationships with the Portuguese people."
Initials This film is serviced with extracts from comments made by Mr. Santos at the news conference in Lisbon. Some of the comments are in English, a transcript of which appears below.
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Background: A representative of one of the Angolan liberation organisations, the Union for the Total Independence of Angola - UNITA - arrived in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, on Tuesday (11 November).
The spokesman, Fernando Wilson Santos, held a news conference in Lisbon where he told reporters that the fighting between the rival liberation groups in Angola would continue.
Mr. Santos said his organisation was committed to taking over Angola from the main rival liberation group, The Popular Movement fro the Liberation of Angola - MPLA.
Mr. Santos told the journalists that few people really understood the situation in Angola and it was for this reason that he had been appointed to travel to Portugal "and put the position in its real order".
He said that UNITA desired friendly relations with the people of Portugal because the Portuguese were the "People in the world that can best understand the Angolan situation".