• Short Summary

    THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE OAS ARE MEETING IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEKEND IN A BID TO PATCH UP THE CENTRAL AMERICAN CONFLICT BETWEEN EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS.

  • Description

    THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE OAS ARE MEETING IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEKEND IN A BID TO PATCH UP THE CENTRAL AMERICAN CONFLICT BETWEEN EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS. THE TALKS OPENED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

    THE WEEKEND TALKS TAKING PLACE IN THE OAS BUILDING IN WASHINGTON ARE BRING ATTENDED BY 18 OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE'S 22 FOREIGN MINISTERS. NEITHER MINISTER FROM THE TWO STATES INVOLVED WERE PRESENT.

    THEIR OBJECTIVE IS TO PATCH UP THE CONFLICT WHICH IS THREATENING THE INTER-AMERICAN SECURITY SYSTEM AND CENTRAL AMERICA'S COMMON MARKET.

    THE EMERGENCY MEETING WAS CALLED BY THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS), WHICH IS FACED A DEFIANT EL SALVADOR WHICH IS REFUSING TO OBSERVE THE TROOP WITHDRAWAL TERMS OF THE CEASE-FIRE. THE CEASE-FIRE WAS ARRANGED BY THE OAS ON JULY 18, BUT EL SALVADOR HAS RETAINED A SMALL STRIP OF HONDURAN TERRITORY.

    (A SERIES OF FOOTBALL MATCHES BETWEEN THE TWO CENTRAL AMERICAN STATES RESULTED IN TENSE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO AND WHICH ENDED IN THE SO-CALLED "SOCCER WAR". HOSTILITIES LASTED FIVE DAYS ANGLED TO THE LOSS OF AN ESTIMATED 3,000 LIVES.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA36Y9P6935H14TVOOPQ8084EZ6
    Media URN:
    VLVA36Y9P6935H14TVOOPQ8084EZ6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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