• Short Summary

    THE FIFTH GENERAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY OPENED IN THE HOFBURG PALACE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA, SEPT 26, WITH TRIBUTES TO THE LATE U.

  • Description

    THE FIFTH GENERAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY OPENED IN THE HOFBURG PALACE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA, SEPT 26, WITH TRIBUTES TO THE LATE U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL HAMMARSKJOELD's LIFE AND WORK.

    DELEGATES FROM MOST OF THE AGENCY'S 76 MEMBER STATES WERE PRESENT, AND REAR-ADMIRAL QUIHILLALT OF ARGENTINA WAS ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE IN SUCCESSION TO PROFESSOR G. NADJAKOV OF BULGARIA.

    AN UNEXPECTED OUTBURST CAME SOON AFTER THE INITIAL FORMALITIES, WHEN PROFESSOR EMALYANOV, LEADER OF THE RUSSIAN DELEGATION, STRODE TO THE ROSTRUM - THOUGH NOT LISTED TO SPEAK - AND PROTESTED AGAINST THE COMPOSITION OF THE AGENCY'S GENERAL COMMITTEE. HE CLAIMED THAT OF THE 15 COMMITTEE MEMBERS, EIGHT REPRESENTED NATIONS MILITARILY ALIGNED WITH THE UNITED STATES, FIVE WERE FROM UNCOMMITTED NATIONS, AND ONLY TWO FROM SOCIALIST COUNTRIES.

    AFTER THIS OUTBURST THE CONFERENCE UNANIMOUSLY ACCEPTED THE CONGO REPUBLIC AS THE 77TH MEMBER. MR. KAHAMBA, THE CONGO DELEGATE, SAID HIS COUNTRY - RICH IN URANIUM DEPOSITS - WAS NOW FREE TO REVIEW THE AGREEMENT WHICH BELGIUM CONCLUDED WITH THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN ON THE SUPPLY OF THIS RAW MATERIAL.

    MR. STERLING COLE OF THE USA IS RETIRING AFTER A FOUR YEAR'S TERM AS DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE I.A.E.A. THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS HAVE PROPOSED DR. SIGVARD EKLUND OF SWEDEN AS A CANDIDATE FOR THE POST, BUT OTHERS HAVE RECOMMENDED DR. SOEDJARVO OF INDONESIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1UQOELIOGWJI5NVPNK80YRCO4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1UQOELIOGWJI5NVPNK80YRCO4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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