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    The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Andrew Young arrived in Dar es?

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    SV: Ambassador Young out of aircraft and greeted by US Ambassador in Tanzania, Mr. James Spain.

    SV: Mr. Young, Mr. Spain, Tanzanian Foreign Minister, Mr. Benjamin Mkapa and others walks away from aircraft.

    CU: Mr. Young speaking in English to newsmen.

    GV: President Nyerere's residence.

    SV INTERIOR: President and Mr. Young seated talking.

    YOUNG: "The significant thing, I think, is that Smith has agreed to let everybody over 18 vote. Now, the qualifications to that I think, pretty much limit the significance of it. The separate voting roles, the fact that he remains in power for another 10 months, and the fact that the referendum on the so-called internal settlement is a referendum restricted to white voters, that the blacks will have little or nothing to say about it, and that it excludes the people who have been doing the fighting for the last two years. But, if there is a genuine attempt on the part of leaders inside Rhodesia to bring about a transfer of power, we did not want to condemn that. But I think President Carter has said it's, you know, it's just grossly inadequate. It does not amount to something that we could recognise as a settlement of the question."

    On Wednesday (22 March) Mr. Young flew to Lusaka, Zambia, to continue his meeting with the so-called "front line" leaders. A spokesman said that Mr. Young had agreed to attend a summit meeting "shortly" between Rhodesia Patriotic Front leaders, who were excluded from the Salisbury settlement, and the leaders of the "front line" states -- Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia.

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    Background: The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Andrew Young arrived in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday (21 March) for talks with the Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere. After their meeting, Mr. Young said he hoped that the next 30 days would see the creation of a plan of action on internationally acceptable political settlements in Rhodesia and Namibia (South West Africa).

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Young's visit to Africa was organised at short notice. At the airport to meet him was Mr. James Spain, the United States Ambassador to Tanzania. When he spoke to newsmen later Mr. Young explained America's attitude to the internal settlement in Rhodesia.

    Although there was no formal communique after Mr. Young's meeting with President Nyerere, Reuters news agency says Mr. Young assured the Tanzanian leader that America still regarded the Anglo-American proposals as the best basis for any Rhodesian settlement.

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