Zambian Foreign Minister Elijah Mudenda at a press conference in Lusaka on Friday spoke of increased financial support being available in future from O.
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TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 3): MUDENDA: "We approved money for the liberation movement. There was unanimity. There was no debate at all. And it was significant that when our heads of state met, many of them felt that Africa was not doing enough to support the liberation movement. And therefore we expect during the current year to provide more funds. It's quite evident that the heads of state feel that we should do more. And I expect therefore that when we meet again, next year in February, we shall be allocating larger sums of money to support the liberation movement".
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Background: Zambian Foreign Minister Elijah Mudenda at a press conference in Lusaka on Friday spoke of increased financial support being available in future from O.A.U. states to support liberation movements in countries such as South Africa and Mozambique.
Mr Mudenda had just returned, with President Kaunda, from the O.A.U. conference which ended in Addis Ababa on June 23rd.
The conference adopted a declaration which rejected the possibility of what was described as a "meaningful dialogue with South Africa."
The voting was 28 in favour of the declaration, six against, and five abstentions. Those against were the Ivory Coast, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Gabon and Mauritius.
Those who abstained were Niger, Togo, Dahomey, Upper Volta, and Swaziland.
The following is part of Foreign Minister Mudenda's statement on O.A.U. states support for liberation movements;