New Delhi, India —Outgoing Tanzanian President Julius K. Nyerere arrived Sunday on a four day farewell visit for talks about South Africa and other Third world problems.
Nyerere, 63, who voluntarily steps down in October, was greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and President Zail Singh. He will hold talks Sunday with Singh and later attend a banquet hosted in his honor. Nyerere, a prominent socialist statesman in Africa, will meet Gandhi Monday and talks are expected to focus on South Africa’s apartheid policy of racial segregation, opposed by Tanzania and India, leader of the 101nation nonaligned movement.
Nyerere, who has led Tanzania since independence in 1963, said in an airport statement that he came for final discussions with Indian leaders and to pay tribute to strong and enduring friendship between the two countries.
He arrived in an Indian Air Force jet which brought him from Bombay where he arrived early Saturday night after a farewell visit to China.
President Singh described Nyerere as “a trusted friend of India and an outstanding leader not only of Tanzania or Africa but also of the nonaligned world.”
Article extracted from this publication >> August 30, 1985