• Short Summary

    Britain's Prime Minister Edward Heath, who left the Commonwealth Conference in Ottawa, Canada, a day early, spoke out on the emotional Rhodesian and Ugandan Asian issues before leaving on Thursday night (August 9).

  • Description

    Britain's Prime Minister Edward Heath, who left the Commonwealth Conference in Ottawa, Canada, a day early, spoke out on the emotional Rhodesian and Ugandan Asian issues before leaving on Thursday night (August 9).

    The conference is said to have been the most informal and successful of its kind but many Commonwealth leaders wanted to see a tougher line on white minority ruled Rhodesia in the final communique. The Barbados delegation suggested a Commonwealth presence in Rhodesia to ensure a constitutional agreement - Mr. Heath wanted a more moderate line.

    General Gowon of Nigeria told reporters in Ottawa that he regarded President Idi Amin's expulsion of 40,000 Ugandan Asians as an internal matter. President Amin who did not attend the conference has similar views. The Ugandan delegation passed his opinions on to Mr. Heath, but the British Prime Minister said at a final press conference, that he did not agree.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1OQA3AY4O6O0EMKB1EQRATHC5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OQA3AY4O6O0EMKB1EQRATHC5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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