• Short Summary

    REPRESENTATIVES FROM COMMUNIST PARTIES IN FIFTY COUNTRIES WERE AMONG THE FIVE THOUSAND DELEGATES WHO ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY CONGRESS AT THE PALACE OF SPORT IN BOLOGNA TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    REPRESENTATIVES FROM COMMUNIST PARTIES IN FIFTY COUNTRIES WERE AMONG THE FIVE THOUSAND DELEGATES WHO ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY CONGRESS AT THE PALACE OF SPORT IN BOLOGNA TODAY (SATURDAY). THE WEEKLONG MEETING IS THE TWELTH ITALIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS AND THE FIRST FOR THREE YEARS.

    THE TWO MAJOR ISSUES AT THE CONGRESS ARE EXPECTED TO BE THE INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND BY OTHER WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, AND THE STUDENT DISTURBANCES IN ITALY.

    IN HIS SPEECH THE ITALIAN PARTY LEADER, MR LUIGI LONGO, OUTLINED FOR OFFICIAL LINE OF THE TWO ISSUES.

    ON CZECHOSLOVAKIA HE EXPLAINED THAT WHILE THE ITALIAN LEADERSHIP DISSENTS FROM THE INTERVENTION, IT DOES NOT DIRECTLY CONDEMN THE COUNTRIES INVOLVED. THEIR POLICY IS BROADLY SYMPATHETIC TO STUDENT GRIEVANCES, BUT AGAINST DIRECT PARTY PARTICIPATION IN THEIR ACTIVITIES.

    THE SOVIET DELEGATION TO THE CONGRESS IS LED BY MR BORIS PONOWAREY, SECRETARY TO THE SOVIET PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE, THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN BY MR. EVEJEN ERBAN, CHAIRMAN OF HIS COUNTRY'S MULTI-PARTY NATIONAL FRONT. BOTH ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE STATEMENTS DURING THE CONGRESS. FROM SOUTH-EAST ASIA THERE IS A NORTH KOREAN DELEGATION LED BY MR RIM GIE CEL, AND A DELEGATION FROM THE VIETNAMESE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT.

    THE ISSUES BEFORE THE CONGRESS HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISCUSSED BY 109 ITALIAN PROVINCIAL FEDERATIONS - THE GRASS ROOTS ORGANISATION OF THE 1,600,000 STRONG PARTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2E62T6E2XAIJYKAX437S9487F
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E62T6E2XAIJYKAX437S9487F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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