• Short Summary

    BRITISH JUNIOR MINISTER MAURICE FOLEY FLEW INTO LAGOS ON FRIDAY (DECEMBER 5) FOR TOP-LEVEL TALKS ON THE NIGERIAN WAR SITUATION.

  • Description

    BRITISH JUNIOR MINISTER MAURICE FOLEY FLEW INTO LAGOS ON FRIDAY (DECEMBER 5) FOR TOP-LEVEL TALKS ON THE NIGERIAN WAR SITUATION.

    MR. FOLEY, THE FIRST BRITISH MINISTERIAL ENVOY TO VISIT NIGERIA FOR NINE MONTHS, SPENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COUNTRY'S EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER, DR. OKOI ARIKPO.

    TODAY, ACCOMPANIED BY BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER, SIR LESLIE GLASS, MR. FOLEY MET THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN LEADER, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, FOR MORE THAN THREE HOURS OF TALKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

    TOPICS EXPECTED TO BE UNDER DISCUSSION INCLUDE THE MILITARY SITUATION, THE BACKGROUND TO RECENT MOVES AIMED AT BRINGING THE TWO WARRING SIDES TOGETHER, AND PROBLEMS OF RELIEF SUPPLIES TO BOTH NIGERIA AND BIAFRA.

    THE BRITISH CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS, LORD CARRINGTON, IS CURRENTLY IN BIAFRA ON A FACT-FINDING MISSION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA32SXJFP8SEZO5G7Z6JC1YF05U
    Media URN:
    VLVA32SXJFP8SEZO5G7Z6JC1YF05U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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