• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (THURSDAY) FLEW FROM PARIS TO FRENCH SOMALILAND AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF A THREE-WEEK TOUR THAT WILL TAKE HIM TO AFRICA, SOUTH EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TODAY (THURSDAY) FLEW FROM PARIS TO FRENCH SOMALILAND AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF A THREE-WEEK TOUR THAT WILL TAKE HIM TO AFRICA, SOUTH EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION.

    THE 75-YEAR-OLD FRENCH LEADER APPEARED TO BE IN GOOD SPIRITS AS HE BOARDED HIS SPECIAL AIRCRAFT.

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S FIRST STOP IS DJIBOUTI, THE TROPICAL CAPITAL OF FRENCH SOMALILAND. ON SATURDAY HE WILL TRAVEL TO ETHIOPIA FOR DISCUSSIONS WITH EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE.

    THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FEATURE OF THE FRENCH LEADER'S TOUR WILL BE HIS VISIT TO CAMBODIA, BEGINNING ON AUGUST 30.

    HE IS SCHEDULED TO MAKE A MAJOR POLICY SPEECH IN CAMBODIA, A COUNTRY BORDERING EMBATTLED VIETNAM.

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE IS AN OPPONENT OF UNITED STATES POLICY IN VIETNAM AND A FRENCH GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID HIS VISIT TO CAMBODIA WOULD BE OF SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE.

    HOWEVER, HE IS NOT EXPECTED TO MAKE CONCRETE PROPOSALS TO END THE VIETNAM CONFLICT, BUT STRESS THE DANGER OF GLOBAL WAR UNLESS THE FIGHTING ENDS.

    FROM CAMBODIA, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE WILL FLY TO NOUMEA, IN THE PACIFIC, AND THEN TO TAHITI TO WATCH A FRENCH NUCLEAR TEST IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

    HE WILL RETURN TO PARIS ON SEPTEMBER 12, AFTER AN OVERNIGHT HALT IN THE CARIBBEAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MHAUB0A8S3JPL1D9EKOM1TMX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MHAUB0A8S3JPL1D9EKOM1TMX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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