Zambia's Foreign Minister, Mr. Elijah H K Mudanda, on Thursday (27 September 1973) expressed regret?
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THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPTION OF MR. MUDENDA'S SPEECH ON FILM:
"We regret that certain countries which are in a better position to implement sanctions against the Smith regime are in fact the main culprits. However, we note with appreciation the ??? in the ??? policies of the new Governments of Australia New Zealand vis-???vis southern Africa. Mr. President, since the unilateral declaration of independence by the settler minority in Southern Rhodesia, we in Zambia have made sacrifices in our effort to abide by the decisions of the United Nations, which are aimed at bringing about justice to the oppressed people of that country. In the pursuance of this policy, we have decided to completely cut off dealings with the rebel regime."
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Background: Zambia's Foreign Minister, Mr. Elijah H K Mudanda, on Thursday (27 September 1973) expressed regret that certain countries were breaking United Nations sanctions against Rhodesia. Speaking at the General Assembly in New York, he said the Salisbury Administration was weak internally and was being sustained by the sanction-breakers.
His own country, Mr. Mudenda added, had completely cut off dealings with Rhodesia and was engaged in rerouting its own trade, at a very high cost. He accused South African forces of joining those of Rhodesia and Portugal in intensifying acts of aggression against neighboring African States.