• Short Summary

    AN OFFICIAL FIVE-MAN DELEGATION FROM UGANDA - HEADED BY MINSTER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND TOURISM, MR.

  • Description

    1.
    GV ABIDJAN AIRPORT
    0.06

    2.
    CU SIGN ABIDJAN
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    3.
    LV INT MR. LUTARA WITH DELEGATION. MR. LUTARA SPEAKS (FRENCH TRANSLATOR FOLLOWS)
    2.30


    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 3: MR. LUTARA: "THE PURPOSE OF OUR VISIT HERE IN ABIDJAN IS TO DELIVER TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF IVORY COAST A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT, GENERAL IDI AMIN."



    (FRENCH TRANSLATION)



    REPORTER (IN FRENCH):



    "MINISTER, THE RECOGNITION OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT BY THE OTHER STATES, IS A PROBLEM FOR WHICH YOU ARE TRYING TO FIND A SOLUTION, DO YOU THINK THE SOLUTION WILL BE IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE OR NOT?



    (ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF QUESTION)



    MR. LUTARA: "WELL, MY FEELING IS THAT IT REALLY SHOULDN'T BE A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE FROM OUR POINT OF VIEW, WHAT HAPPENED IN UGANDA RECENTLY IS PURELY AN INTERNAL MATTER FOR UGANDA."



    (FRENCH TRANSLATION)



    MR. LUTARA: "IN VIEW OF THAT, I CANNOT THEREFORE SEE WHY IT SHOULD BE UNNECESSARILY DIFFICULT FOR OUR SISTER STATES TO FIND IT POSSIBLE TO RECOGNISE THE NEW GOVERNMENT."



    (FRENCH TRANSLATION)




    Initials VS/22.05 VS/22.13



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN OFFICIAL FIVE-MAN DELEGATION FROM UGANDA - HEADED BY MINSTER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND TOURISM, MR. WILSON OKUMU LUTARA - ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN ON SUNDAY, MARCH 28. THE DELEGATION, WHICH HAS BEEN TOURING AFRICAN STATES REQUESTING RECOGNITION FOR GENERAL IDI AMIN NEW REGIME IN UGANDA, HAVE ALREADY BEEN TO GHANA, NIGERIA AND LIBERIA. MR. LUTARA TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HE WOULD BE DELIVERING A LETTER FROM GENERAL AMIN TO IVORIEN PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, BUT DID NOT REVEAL THE CONTENTS OF THE NOTE.

    AT THE AIRPORT, MR. LUTARA SPOKE TO NEWSMEN IN ENGLISH - AND A FRENCH TRANSLATION GIVEN SIMULTANEOUSLY - SAYING:-

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB472V1548OPM1EEGDK4VJSJRI
    Media URN:
    VLVAB472V1548OPM1EEGDK4VJSJRI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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