The United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, has said there is a real hope conflicts?
The United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, has said there is a real hope conflicts in Asia can be permanently settled so attention can be turned to the continent's human and economic problems.
In an opening address to the One Asia Assembly in Delhi, Dr. Waldheim made what correspondents saw as a direct reference to the Vietnam problem. He said the creation of a more unified political will in Asia had been made immeasurably difficult by serious conflicts. "We now see a bright gleam of hope...real hope....that these conflicts will be resolved in a peaceful and permanent manner so that all the people in Asia may be able to turn their full attention to the economic and human problems of the continent."
Dr. Waldheim was welcomed to the Assembly by the Indian President V.V. Giri, who said:
SYNOPSIS: In the Indian capital, Delhi, on Monday, two hundred delegates from twenty countries gathered for the opening session of the One Asia Assembly. Among them was the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim....there to perform the official opening.
The purpose of the Assembly...called by the Press Foundation of Asia....was to identify some of the problems facing Asia, and seek solutions to them. Dr. Waldheim was welcomed by President Giri of India.