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    Nearly a score of Foreign Ministers from American countries gathered in Costa Rica on Tuesday (April 13) for the first annual general assembly of the Organisation of American States.

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    Nearly a score of Foreign Ministers from American countries gathered in Costa Rica on Tuesday (April 13) for the first annual general assembly of the Organisation of American States.

    United Nations Secretary-General U Thant, later to surprise the assembly with a call for periodic meetings of world superpowers including the People's Republic of China, contented himself with brief words of goodwill towards Costa Rica at the airport. U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers brought a message of goodwill from President Nixon:
    SYNOPSIS: San Jose, capital of Costa Rica, prepared this week to play host to top-level ministerial delegations from a score of American countries. The magnet was the first annual general assembly of the Organisation of American States.

    Also among the arrivals was United Nations Secretary-General U Thant. He was later to surprise the conference by making a call for periodic meetings of all world superpowers, including the People's Republic of China. He added it was also time to admit the Chinese, the East and West Germans, the two Korean and the two Vietnam states to the United Nations. But his message at the airport was less controversial:
    One of the chief talking points among Latin-American leaders was the chance of obtaining trade concessions from the United States. When U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers flew in he hinted at a future of fruitful co-operation between Washington and Latin-America. He also brought a special message to Costa Ricans:
    Mr. Rogers went on to say that the policy of the United States towards the Americas is one of equality and close association. He looked forward to a programme of constructive progress on the continent.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35RRT1TXM0NIBOA6ZENMFSZI9
    Media URN:
    VLVA35RRT1TXM0NIBOA6ZENMFSZI9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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