• Short Summary

    CROWDS WAITED AT VIENTIANE AIRPORT JUNE 23 TO WELCOME LAOTIAN PRINCE SOUPHANOUVONG, THE PRO-COMMUNIST PATHET LAO LEADER, WHO WAS TO ATTEND KING VATTHANA'S FORMAL SWEARING IN OF THE PROVISIONAL COALITION GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY NEUTRALIST PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA.

  • Description

    CROWDS WAITED AT VIENTIANE AIRPORT JUNE 23 TO WELCOME LAOTIAN PRINCE SOUPHANOUVONG, THE PRO-COMMUNIST PATHET LAO LEADER, WHO WAS TO ATTEND KING VATTHANA'S FORMAL SWEARING IN OF THE PROVISIONAL COALITION GOVERNMENT, HEADED BY NEUTRALIST PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA.

    LATER, AT THE ROYAL PALACE, PRINCE SOURHANOUVONG JOINED PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA AND RIGHT-WING LEADER PRINCE BOUN OUM IN OFFICIALLY ADVISING THE KING OF THEIR CONSENT TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT. SHORTLY AFTER WARDS, A MORE TRADITIONAL CEREMONY FOLLOWED WHEN PRINCE BOUN OUM AND HIS FORMER CABINET ENTERED THE PALACE TO TENDER THEIR RESIGNATION TO KING VATTHANA.

    THEN PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA PRESENTED MEMBERS OF HIS COALITION TO THE KING AT THE SWEARING IN CEREMONY. THIS NEW GOVERNMENT INCLUDES PRINCE SOUPHANOUVONG AND ANTI-COMMUNIST GENERAL PHOUMI NOSAVAN AS VICE-PREMIERS.

    ALL CEREMONIES COMPLETED, THE THREE PRINCES AND MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT WENT TO THE TEMPLE OF VAT SISSAKHET TO TAKE A HOLY PLEDGE TO SERVE THEIR KING AND NATION LOYALLY.

    THE NEW PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT SAID IN LAOS JUNE 24 THAT THE PRESENCE OF AMERICAN TROOPS IN THAILAND CONSTITUTED A "THREAT TO THE NEUTRALITY OF LAOS". AMCEASE-FIRE WAS PROCLAIMED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AFTER THE FIRST MEETING OF THE CABINET THAT DAY. THE CABINET ALSO CHOSE A SEVEN-MAN DELEGATION TO GO TO GENEVA TO SIGN A DECLARATION OF LAOTIAN NEUTRALITY.

    IN GENEVA JUNE 25, ARRANGEMENTS WERE BEING MADE FOR THE RESUMPTION OF THE 14-NATION LAOS CONFERENCE AT THE PALAIS DE NATIONS JULY 2.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA215YCDM01NY18WELMGSHKBO9A
    Media URN:
    VLVA215YCDM01NY18WELMGSHKBO9A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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