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Afro-Arab Conference / Amin #251293

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 07, 1977
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(Studio) Afro-Arab conference in Cairo, Egypt, begins today; is 1st such meeting ever. Saudi Arabia's pledge of aid for African development noted. Uganda President Idi Amin present at meeting
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Egypt President Anwar Sadat doesn't meet Amin at airport; is said to be preparing speech to conf., but others speculate he simply stayed away. Details with regard to conference noted. Due to increase in oil prices, African ntns. ask aid from Arab ntns. Arabs had pressured Africans into trade boycott of Israel in 1973, and aid is to make up losses.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Before leaving for Cairo, Amin says he'd like to restore diplomatic relations with US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kampala, Uganda) Amin has party for cabinet officers and military officials; highlight is basketball game starring Amin. [AMIN - describes team.] Relaxed mood of party, despite recent tension in country noted. [AMIN - cites views of President Carter; says he's glad Andrew Young appointed UN amb. Talks of better relations with US. Mentions New York City economy problems. Says he doesn't worry about being killed and number of bodyguards won't help, as he believes if 1 intended to die he will under any circumstances; notes bodyguards around John F. Kennedy and Kennedy's assassination.]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin


(Studio) Riots during voting in Pakistan noted. Early returns indicate Prime Min. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's party will return to power.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Tunnell, Doug

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