• Short Summary

    THE LAOTIAN NEUTRALIST COMMANDER, GENERAL KONG LE, RETURNED TO VIENTIANE, THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL, ON OCTOBER 10 FROM SOVIET UNION WHERE HE WAS TREATED FOR AN EYE AILMENT.

  • Description

    THE LAOTIAN NEUTRALIST COMMANDER, GENERAL KONG LE, RETURNED TO VIENTIANE, THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL, ON OCTOBER 10 FROM SOVIET UNION WHERE HE WAS TREATED FOR AN EYE AILMENT.

    AT THE AIRPORT TO MEET HIM WERE MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION, SOME GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND WELL-WISHERS.

    TWO GIRLS WERE ALSO AT THE AIRPORT TO GARLAND HIM BEFORE HE MET NEUTRALIST ARMY OFFICERS.

    ON AUGUST 3 WHEN HE LEFT FOR THE SOVIET UNION, THERE WAS SPECULATION THAT HIS TRIP WAS TO MUSTER SOVIET SUPPORT AGAINST THE MOUNTING CHINESE INFLUENCE IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA.

    HOWEVER, THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE SOUVANA PHOUMA ASSERTED THAT GENERAL KONG LE'S TRIP WAS FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT AND THERE WAS NO POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3N93C9EEMH3NW2YE5DOKHQP3M
    Media URN:
    VLVA3N93C9EEMH3NW2YE5DOKHQP3M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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