• Short Summary

    LORD SHEPHERD, THE BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE AT THE COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, HAS OPENED HIS TALKS IN LAGOS WITH THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL MILITARY LEADER, MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON ON EFFORTS TO END THE CIVIL WAR WITH BIAFRA.

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    LORD SHEPHERD, THE BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE AT THE COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, HAS OPENED HIS TALKS IN LAGOS WITH THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL MILITARY LEADER, MAJOR GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON ON EFFORTS TO END THE CIVIL WAR WITH BIAFRA.

    THE TWO MEN FOR ABOUT FOUR HOURS AND HAD A WORKING LUNCH AT THE HEAVILY GUARDED DODAN BARRACKS WHERE GENERAL GOWON HAS HIS OFFICE AND RESIDENCE.

    ONE OF LORD SHEPHERD'S PRINCIPAL TASKS WAS TO DELIVER A MESSAGE FROM THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. WILSON.

    SENIOR OFFICIALS ON BOTH SIDES ARE REPORTER TO BE STUDYING IN DETAIL BRITISH EFFORTS TO REVIVE THE NIGERIA-BIAFRA PEACE TALKS WHICH BROKE DOWN IN KAMPALA, UGANDA, LAST MONTH.

    LORD SHEPHERD HAS ALSO MET THE FEDERAL EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER, DR. OKOI ARIKPO, TO TRY TO FIND WAYS OF ENDING THE 11-MONTH OLD WAR.

    ALTHOUGH THERE HAS BEEN NO OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE TALKS CONFERENCE SOURCES SAY "THEY ARE PROGRESSING WELL."
    THE MAN WHO IS CHIEF NEGOTIATOR FOR THE NIGERIANS, CHIEF ENAHORO, IS EXPECTED TO JOIN IN THE DISCUSSIONS LATER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2NZUR8WDICSBXV3J8B7BK3UUK
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NZUR8WDICSBXV3J8B7BK3UUK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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