Location: Washington and Florida, USA / United States of America.
Story about President John F. Kennedy meeting British prime minister Harold Macmillan in Florida and Russian foreign minister Andrei Gromyko in Washington to discuss the crisis in Laos.
Title reads "World leaders move for truce in Laos"
LS. into MS. as Macmillan descends aircraft steps and is greeted by Kennedy at Florida. Good CU. Kennedy, pan to Macmillan
GV. People outside White House MSs. Int: Kennedy and Gromyko talking together. CU. Pan with Gromyko as he stands up. MS. Kennedy and Gromyko together. LS. Crowds of people outside White House. MS. Gromyko in front of battery of microphones:
"The President and I after our conversation express the hope that possibilities will be found of settling the Laos question peacefully. And we express the hope that the possibility will be found to settle the matter in such a way as to ensure a peaceful development of Laos and the implementation by the country of a policy of neutrality. It would be good if both countries act in that direction".
CU. Reporters asks if the Soviet Union / USSR is willing to agree to a cease fire in Laos. Gromyko replies: "We touched on this subject, I can say nothing in public at the moment". CU. as Gromyko answers further question. (Comb. F.G.)