• Short Summary

    Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff still hopes that negotiations ever British use of Maltese bases may soon be successfully concluded.

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    1.
    GV EXT Italian Foreign Ministry
    0.03

    2.
    SV Maltese flag flying on building
    0.06

    3.
    SV INT Mintoff and party arrive and shake hands with Italian officials
    0.26

    4.
    SV Aldo Moro seated at table PAN TO Mintoff & party
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    5.
    CU Mintoff
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    6.
    GV Conference room
    0.42

    7.
    SV Mintoff leaves conference room
    0.46

    8.
    SV Newsmen
    0.50

    9.
    CU Mintoff speaks (SOUND)
    1.20


    SOUND STARTS: "We have come here...."



    SOUND ENDS: "...give you details."



    MINTOFF: "We have come here at the invitation of the Italian Government. We have discussed the problems which are still unresolved and we're hopeful that together we'll come to some solutions which will be of mutual interest to Malta and Italy. I'm sorry, I can't give you details."



    Today, as he prepared to fly back to Malta, Mr. Mintoff was able to say that he hoped negotiations would be brought to a "happy conclusion" as quickly as possible.




    Initials BB/0000 TH/AS/BB/0030



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff still hopes that negotiations ever British use of Maltese bases may soon be successfully concluded. Yesterday (Wednesday), Mr. Mintoff flew to Rome for talks with Italian Premier Giulio Andreotti and Foreign Minister Aldo Moro.

    Interviewed at the end of the first session of talks by Visnews cameraman Pino Giambattista, Mr. Mintoff hinted that negotiations had taken a turn for the better:
    SYNOPSIS: An apparent breakthrough in the long-standing Malta deadlock. In Rome, Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff arrived on Wednesday for yet another round of talks on the future of British bases on Malta. The Italians, Britain's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, have throughout played an important part in negotiations.

    Italian Foreign Minister Aldo More met Mr. Mintoff for the first round of talks. Later they were to be joined by Prime Minister Giulic Andreotti. Point at issue is still the annual rent for the Malta bases: Britain and NATO have offered fourteen million pounds; Mr. Mintoff wants four million more. But this time, he hinted, there was a chance of real progress.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3KBI3JBV6X1GEWJ5YS20VVUN4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KBI3JBV6X1GEWJ5YS20VVUN4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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