Tanzania Policy on Foreign Affairs in 1967

Speech to the TANU Bi-Annual National Conference on Tanzania Foreign Policy, Julius K. Nyerere

My first task today is a pleasant one to welcome you all to Mwanza, and to the National Conference of TANU. I wish to give a special welcome to all those Delegates who are here as a result of their compliance with the leadership qualifications of the Arusha Declaration, and a friendly warning to others that the "year of grace" is running out! But in addition I would like to express my own pleasure, and that of us all, in the presence of our guests from other African countries.

President Obote; you are very welcome to this TANU Conference. You are no stranger to Tanzania, or to Mwanza either, you come here as an old and valued friend. Your presence on this occasion is a special pleasure to us, both because of our old association, and also because of the difficulties which Uganda, under your leadership, has so recently overcome.

The President of Zambia, our good friend President Kaunda, is probably used to being mentioned last in international gatherings because of the habit of mentioning countries in alphabetical order. But I know that he does not misinterpret this. The friendship between Tanzania and Zambia under the able leadership of Kenneth Kaunda has never faltered; and it will not falter. We know the pressures he and his country work under.