US, France to hold talks with Namibia organization
| Salisbury, Zimbabwe
The United States and France plan to hold high-level talks on Namibia (South-West Africa) with the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) in Angola Thursday and Friday, Western diplomatic sources said.
The two countries, as members of a five-nation Western ''contact group'' on Namibia, were expected to meet SWAPO president Sam Nujoma. Assistant Secretary of State Chester Crocker will represent the US.
The sources said the meeting was called at the request of black African states closely connected with efforts to gain independence for the territory, ruled by South Africa in defiance of the United Nations.