• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON, AND THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL STEWART, TODAY?

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    THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON, AND THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL STEWART, TODAY (MONDAY) WELCOMED THE CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR. PIERE TRUDEAU, IN LONDON ON THE EVE OF THE NINE-DAY COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE WHICH BEGINS TOMORROW. OTHER COMMONWEALTH LEADERS TO ARRIVE WERE PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS, MR. GORTON, AUSTRALIA'S PRIME MINISTER, AND PRESIDENT NYERERE OF TANZANIA.

    TWENTY-EIGHT NATIONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH WILL GATHER AT MARLBOROUGH HOUSE FOR THE BIGGEST COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE. THE PRESIDENTS AND PRIME MINISTERS REPRESENT A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION ON THE FIVE CONTINENTS.

    MR. TRUDEAU, WHO'S ATTENDING HIS FIRST COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE, SPENT THE MORNING WITH MR. WILSON AT NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE CANADIAN EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER, MR. MITCHELL SHARP. MR. TRUDEAU ALSO MET MR. WILSON YESTERDAY AND DISCUSSED THE RHODESIAN ISSUE.

    THE CANADIAN LEADER HAS SAID HE SUPPORTS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S NIBMAR (NO INDEPENDENCE BEFORE MAJORITY AFRICAN RULE) POLICY BUT HE DOES NOT REGARD IT A SACROSANCT.

    TODAY'S BILATERAL TALKS, NOT RELATED TO THE COMMONWEALTH TALKS, DEALT WITH CANADA'S REVIEW OF DEFENCE AND FOREIGN POLICY, EAST-WEST RELATIONS, THE UNITED NATIONS AND WORLD ECONOMIC TRENDS.

    ANOTHER NEW FACE, THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER MR. JOHN GORTON, ARRIVED IN LONDON ON HIS FIRST VISIT TO BRITAIN SINCE HE BECAME LEADER AFTER MR. HAROLD HOLT DROWNED 12 MONTHS AGO.

    PRESIDENT NYERERE OF TANZANIA DECLINED TO SPEAK TO REPORTERS AT LONDON'S HEATHROW AIRPORT.

    WITH PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA, HE'S EXPECTED TO DO THE TOUGHEST TALKING ON RHODESIA, A CONTENTIOUS COMMONWEALTH ISSUE FOR THREE YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2AMCUBOSTMAIZ742SUFPAQKXY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2AMCUBOSTMAIZ742SUFPAQKXY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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