• Short Summary

    THE THREE LAOTIAN PRINCES REPRESENTING RIGHT, LEFT AND NEUTRALIST FACTIONS, MET FOR THE SECOND TIME OCT 8 BAN HIN HEUP.

  • Description

    THE THREE LAOTIAN PRINCES REPRESENTING RIGHT, LEFT AND NEUTRALIST FACTIONS, MET FOR THE SECOND TIME OCT 8 BAN HIN HEUP. THEY AGREED THAT PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, THE NEUTRALIST LEADER, WILL BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF A NEW COALITION GOVERNMENT.

    PRINCE SOUPHANOUVONG, THE PATHET LAO LEADER, AND PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA WERE ALREADY WAITING WHEN PRINCE BOUN OUM, PRIME MINISTER OF THE VIENTIANE GOVERNMENT, ARRIVED BY HELICOPTER ACCOMPANIED BY GENERAL PHOUMI NOSOVAN HIS DEFENCE MINISTER. OTHER PROMINENT PERSONALITIES PRESENT INCLUDED CAPTAIN KONG LE AND LT. COLONEL THONG PHOUNG.

    THEY MET ON THE LEFT-WING CONTROLLED BANK OF THE RIVER NAM LIK, AND AFTER ITS SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION, BOARDED BOATS WHICH TOOK THEM TO PART OF A BLOWN-UP BRIDGE, WHERE THEY HAD A SUMPTIOUS LUNCH HIGH ABOVE THE MUDDY RIVER THAT UNTIL NOW HAS BEEN THE FRONTIER BETWEEN OPPOSING GOVERNMENT AND PATHET LAO FORCES.

    IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE AGREED CABINET WILL BE COMPOSED OF SIXTEEN MINISTERS. EIGHT PORTFOLIOS TO GO TO PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA'S NEUTRALIST GROUP, FOUR TO THE PRO-COMMUNIST PATHET LAO, AND FOUR TO PRINCE BOUN OUM'S RIGHT-WING FACTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2N0SHLLWNWCBZB4HGQNXY84DZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2N0SHLLWNWCBZB4HGQNXY84DZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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