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    The Chairman of the Malawi Delegation to the United Nations, His Excellency Robert B. Mbaya,?

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    TGV PAN..General Assembly and U.N. emblem (3 shots - silent)

    MV Malawi delegate Mbaya speaking (3 shots)

    "We are convinced that the most effective and positive way to combat such policies is to seek changes in people who hold such attitudes by example, by persuasion, by social contacts as well as by diplomatic exchanges. It is in an attempt to initiate these changes that Malawi has formulated and has consistently followed the policy of contact, dialogue and association with the rulers of Southern Africa. Indeed, it was in this spirit that my President paid a State Visit to the Republic of South Africa in August last year - a visit that was reciprocated in March this year. We followed this method of approach because we feel that it is more effective to tell Governments about one's thinking of their policies by contact and quiet diplomacy than by mere rhetoric from a distance. Indeed we are happy to say that since we embarked on our policy of contact at different levels of the political and social strata, the racial situation in South Africa has shown some signs of slow but conspicuous change. Mr. President, this method may be slow producing appreciable results, but we fell that it is more positive, more effective and more peaceful than are isolation, denunciation and force which would lead to bitterness and long-lasting hatred among all the parties concerned. On the future of the trustee territory of South West Africa, we welcome the major breakthrough which has been made through the effort of the Secretary-General in opening up a dialogue with the Government of the Republic of South Africa."

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    Background: The Chairman of the Malawi Delegation to the United Nations, His Excellency Robert B. Mbaya, addressed the General Assembly yesterday (Wednesday) speaking of his country's approach to the question of racial discrimination. Referring specially to the visit paid by Malawi President Kamuzu Banda to South Africa last year, Mr. Mbaya said:
    SYNOPSIS: At the United National General Assembly on Wednesday, Malawi Delegate Robert Mbaya spoke of his country's approach to racial discrimination, specifically the visit to South Africa by Malawi's President Banda:
    "We are convinced........"
    "......the Republic of South Africa."

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