In Zambia, President Kenneth Kaunda has called on the non-aligned countries to increase their role in bringing about peace between the two main superpowers.
GV Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda and government officials walking in grounds of State House, and Kaunda sitting down
CU Cameraman filming
CU Kaunda speaking in English with government officials and pressmen listening (7 shots)
KAUNDA: "The majority, if all the leaders are split in two, western countries, I think also genuinely want peace. So the question we must ask ourselves is why there are these threats of war. Why? And we, as a non-aligned country, must press hard, must give some thought, time for thinking, about these problems, and see how we can help the two power blocs, the East and West, to understand that both of them want peace. But each one of them is genuinely afraid of the other because of the big arsenals of nuclear weapons they have got in stocks. And it is important that when one side makes proposals the other side should study those proposals seriously, instead of dismissing them lightly, we, as a non-aligned country, must contribute with other non-aligned countries, especially, especially, through the foreign affairs ministers conference in New Delhi (due to be held in January 1981). We must study the problem between now and that time, and God willing, we hope no accident will happen in between."
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Background: In Zambia, President Kenneth Kaunda has called on the non-aligned countries to increase their role in bringing about peace between the two main superpowers. Speaking at a news conference in Lusaka on Monday (22 September) he called on the superpowers to consider each other's proposals carefully and not to dismiss them out of hand.
SYNOPSIS: President Kaunda had just returned from a month-long eight-nation tour to Eastern Europe, India, Iraq and Japan during which he secured several loan and credit agreements. But he also took the opportunity to discuss international affairs with the nation's leaders.