The Her­ald

50 years ago

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Leader & Comment -

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.

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