United States Policy Toward Southern Africa: Focus on Namibia, Angola, and South Africa : Hearing and Markup Before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, First Session on H. Res. 214, H. Con. Res. 183, September 16, 1981

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Страница 52 - work to end South Africa's polecat status in the world and seek to restore its place as a legitimate and important regional actor with whom we can cooperate pragmatically.
Страница 60 - West are uniquely able to do — and to pursue our growing interests throughout the region. Only if we engage constructively in Southern Africa as a whole can we play our proper role in the search for negotiated solutions, peaceful change, and expanding economic progress. In South Africa, the region's dominant country, it is not our task to choose between black and white.
Страница 59 - ... share of world gold and diamond output and internationally significant output of coal, uranium, copper, and other minerals. Many of these minerals are vital to Western defense and high technology industries • • •. Second. A second reality is that southern Africa is an increasingly contested area in global politics. The worldwide significance of the region derives from its potential — unless nations of the area can find a basis to resolve outstanding conflicts and coexist — to become...
Страница 59 - There are powerful linkages — transport systems, labor migration, electric power grids, flows of capital and expertise, active and vital trade ties — that bind together the states of southern Africa. Interdependence is reinforced by the presence in the region of six landlocked states. Economic pragmatism is strengthened by the many nearby examples of negative growth rates and falling living standards. But there are also deep-rooted sources of conflict within the region itself. The political basis...
Страница 60 - We cannot and will not permit our hand to be forced to align ourselves with one side or another in these disputes. Our task, together with our key allies, is to maintain communication with all parties — something we in the West are uniquely able to do — and to pursue our growing interests throughout the region.
Страница 56 - Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring) , That it is the sense of the Congress that the following Code of Ethics should be adhered to by all Government employees, including officeholders: CODE OF ETHICS FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE Any person in Government service should : 1.
Страница 59 - ... in its relations with its traditional Western partners, South Africa has significantly expanded its defense potential in recent years. The republic, through a sustained self-sufficiency drive, is now an important regional military power. It has clearly signaled its determination to resist guerilla encroachments and strike at countries giving sanctuary. Let us make no mistake. This is an explosive combination. The potential damage to Western interests is enhanced by southern Africa's geopolitical...
Страница 59 - Africa are to have the chance to build their own futures, it is essential that military force not become established as the arbiter of relations between states or the means of effecting needed political change. In this respect, southern Africa could become a crucial arena for defining the rules of international conduct in the decade ahead. Third. The third reality is that southern Africa is a highly complex arena which must be understood on its own regional merits if we are to succeed in our efforts.
Страница 60 - South Africa is an integral and important element of the global economic system, and it plays a significant economic role in its own region. We will not support the severing of those ties.
Страница 59 - The third reality is that Southern Africa is a highly complex arena which must be understood on its own regional merits if we are to succeed in our efforts. There are powerful linkages — transport systems, labor migration, electric power grids, flows of capital and expertise, active and vital trade ties— that bind together the states of Southern Africa. Interdependence is reinforced by the presence in the region of six landlocked states. Economic pragmatism is strengthened by the many nearby...

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