50 years ago
SALISBURY, 15 September 1967. — Rhodesia would welcome an exchange of diplomatic representative with countries like Malawi and Botswana, the Minister of External Affairs, Lord Graham, said in Parliament yesterday.
He was speaking during discussion on the External Affairs vote in Committee of Supply.
The Minister said these countries did not recognise Rhodesia at present and such an exchange would be impossible. He hoped, however, that within a short time the position would change.
South Africa was exchanging diplomatic representatives with Malawi and he hoped that the same would soon apply to Rhodesia.
“I hope we shall soon have all countries in Africa standing together against Communism, and in the long term, against Chinese Communism.”
Replying to Mr B Govan (Ind, Magondi), who asked if Rhodesia wished to have good relations with all States in Africa, the Minister said that one could scarcely term States that were harbouring terrorists friendly.