President Samora Machel of Mozambique who is making his fourth official visit to China has left the capital, Peking, to make a tour of the Provinces.
INTERIOR MVs: Mozambique President Samora Moises Machel enters building and is greeted by Chinese Chairman Hua Kuo-feng. (2 shots)
MV PULL BACK TO GV: Hua and Machel pose for photograph.
MV AND GVs: Chairman Hua and President Machel seated with other delegates talking. (5 shots)
EXTERIOR GV PAN: Mozambique party walk through flag waving crowd to army training ground.
GVs: Machel with Chinese leaders watch army march past. (3 shots)
MVs: President Machel with Chinese leaders as Red soldiers train in unarmed combat. (4 shots)
GV: red soldiers firing machine guns at target. (2 shots)
MV PAN: Machel with Chinese leaders smiling.
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Background: President Samora Machel of Mozambique who is making his fourth official visit to China has left the capital, Peking, to make a tour of the Provinces. Before he left Peking, President Machel had a meeting with Chairman Hua Kuo-feng.
SYNOPSIS: President Machel arrived in Peking on May 25. He met Chairman Hua two days later. Before meeting Chairman Hua, President Machel publicly thanked China for arms, equipment and instructors it had supplied during his country's war of independence from Portugal.
President Machel had made his acknowledgement at a banquet in his honour in the Great Hall of the People. It was unusual, in that it was a public statement of Chinese military aid abroad. President Machel said the aid had been one of the vital factors in the 1975 victory over Portugal.
President Machel had said that China had supplied Mozambique with large quantities of arms and equipment at many decisive junctures of their fight and when Mozambique was consolidating its military victory.
While in Peking, President Machel also had meeting with Vice-Premiers Li Hsien-nien and Keng Piao. Vice Premier Li said Africans were advancing towards continent wide independence and the South African and Rhodesian Administrations were doomed to failure.
Mr Li also told President Machel that the superpowers, which were after world hegemony, had picked on Africa because it was a continent of strategic importance and rich strategic resources.