• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET UNION HAS DECLINED TO RECEIVE THE VIETNAM PEACE MISSION OF FOUR-COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS PROPOSING TO VISIT MOSCOW IN JULY.

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    THE SOVIET UNION HAS DECLINED TO RECEIVE THE VIETNAM PEACE MISSION OF FOUR-COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS PROPOSING TO VISIT MOSCOW IN JULY. MEMBERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINSTERS' CONFERENCE TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) ATTENDED A RECEPTION AT LANCASTER HOUSE, IN LONDON, AFTER CHOOSING A CANADIAN, MR. ARNOLD SMITH, TO BECOME THE FIRST SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S NEW SECRETARIAT.

    THE LANCASTER HOUSE RECEPTION WAS GIVEN BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO CELEBRATE THE 700TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONDON PARLIAMENT, FOUNDED BY SIMON DE MONTFORT. MR. WILSON, THE HOST, HAD EARLIER IN THE DAY ATTENDED A CEREMONY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, WHICH CONFERRED ON HIM AN HONORARY DOCTORATE OF CIVIL LAW.

    IN MOSCOW, MR. KOSYGIN, THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER SAID TODAY THAT THE SOVIET UNION COULD NOT NEGOTIATE WITH COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS ON THE VIETNAM SITUATION WITHOUT THE PARTICIPATION OF THE VIETNAMESE. THE GOVERNMENTS OF NORTH VIETNAM AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA HAVE ALREADY REFUSED TO RECEIVE THE PEACE MISSION.

    MEANWHILE, MR. ARNOLD SMITH, CANADA'S UNDER-SECRETARY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, HAS BEEN APPOINTED THE COMMONWEALTH'S SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS. ONLY A FEW MONTHS AGO IN LONDON, MR. SMITH SAID HE SAW THE COMMONWEALTH AS CUTTING ACROSS ASSOCIATIONS BASED ON GEOGRAPHY AND RACE, RELIGION AND IDEOLOGY OR ECONOMIC SIMILARITY AND THEREBY RECONCILING DIFFERENCES AND INCREASING UNDERSTANDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA18LXEPH1VTELI4GVY6JLOSP2J
    Media URN:
    VLVA18LXEPH1VTELI4GVY6JLOSP2J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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