• Short Summary

    A FIVE-DAY MEETING OF THE AFRO-ASIAN SOLIDARITY COUNCIL OPENED IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). THE CONFERENCE?

  • Description

    A FIVE-DAY MEETING OF THE AFRO-ASIAN SOLIDARITY COUNCIL OPENED IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). THE CONFERENCE WAS OPENED BY ALGERIA'S PRESIDENT MR BEN BELLA.

    IN AN OPENING SPEECH, THE PRESIDENT CALLED ON MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL TO SUPPORT ALL LIBERATION MOVEMENTS. HE ALSO GAVE HIS SUPPORT TO SUGGESTIONS OF FURTHER MEETINGS OF AFRO-ASIAN LEADERS - SUCH AS THAT BEING PREPARED IN COLOMBO, AND A SECOND BANDUNG CONFERENCE AS SUGGESTED BY THE CHINESE. MR BEN BELLA SAID THAT THESE MEETINGS COULD MAKE SOLIDARITY BETWEEN THE PEOPLES OF AFRICA AND ASIA MORE PROFOUND AND ALSO HELP RESOLVE PROBLEMS WHICH SET ONE COUNTRY AGAINST ANOTHER. THE PRESIDENT RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION AT THE END OF HIS SPEECH.

    THE MEETING OPENED WITH A NUMBER OF CONTROVERSIAL AND EMBARRASING QUESTIONS UNANSWERED: FOUR DELEGATIONS HAD ARRIVED CLAIMING TO REPRESENT THE WEST AFRICAN STATE OF CAMEROUN. ONE IS SAID TO BE BACKED BY MOSCOW, ANOTHER BY PEKING, A THIRD BY GUINEA AND A FOURTH IS FROM WITHIN THE COUNTRY ITSELF.

    MALAYSIA TOO FACES SOME PROBLEMS AT THIS MEETING. AT THE LAST CONFERENCE, THE COUNCIL CONDEMNED THE NEW SOUTH-EAST ASIAN STATE AS A "COLONIALIST CREATION". THE MALAYSIAN DELEGATION HOPES TO EXPLAIN THE NATURE AND AIMS OF THE FEDERATION TO OTHER DELEGATES.

    THE PAKISTANI DELEGATION IS TRYING TO GET OFFICIAL RECOGNITION FROM THE COUNCIL FOR MIR WAIZ YUSUF WHO IS ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE AS THE GRAND MUFTI OF KASHMIR. HOWEVER THE INDIAN DELEGATION SAY THAT THE MUFTI REPRESENTS NOBODY.

    (IN TODAY'S MEETING OF THE COUNCIL, CHINA AGAIN BROUGHT SIN-SOVIET TENSIONS OUT INTO THE OPEN BY LAUNCHING AN ALL-EMBRACING ATTACK ON SOVIET POLICIES TOWARDS THE WEST AND THE UNCOMMITTED NATIONS. MADAME KUO CHIEN, WHO HEADS THE CHINESE DELEGATION, DESCRIBED MR KHRUSCHCHEV'S NEW YEAR SUGGESTION TO RENOUNCE THE USE OF FORCE IN SETTLING TERRITORIAL DISPUTES AS A "DECEITFUL SLOGAN". SHE SAID THE TEST BAN TREATY WAS "A GREAT FRAUD" DESIGNED TO PRESERVE NUCLEAR MONOPOLY. "THE CHINESE PEOPLE WILL NEVER RECOGNISE THIS TREATY," SHE ADDED.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2FX6FKTKYUB6EERL40DEPGMQC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2FX6FKTKYUB6EERL40DEPGMQC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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