• Short Summary

    NATO Secretary-General Joseph Luns met with Italian Foreign Minister Aldo Moro in Rome on Monday toe discus the deadlocked Anglo-Maltese negotiations over rent for the island's military bases.

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    GV Italian Foreign Ministry
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    SV INT. Luns entering
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    SV Luns greeted by Moro
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    SV Cameramen PAN TO Moro & Luns
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    SV Party through corridor
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    SV Luns seated with Moro at table
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    CU ZOOM BACK Luns
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    GV Meeting
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NATO Secretary-General Joseph Luns met with Italian Foreign Minister Aldo Moro in Rome on Monday toe discus the deadlocked Anglo-Maltese negotiations over rent for the island's military bases.

    The Italian Foreign Ministry said later that Dr Luns had confirmed NATO's attitude to the dispute. The Secretary-General has said before that 11th-hour settlement is not excluded; and that Malta is important but not vital to the Atlantic Alliance. For his part Signor Moro reported to dr Luns on his recent meeting with the Maltese Premier Dom Mintoff.

    Following his meeting with Signor Moro Dr Luns had lunch with the Italian Prime Minster Giulio Andreotti and them met the Archbishop of Malta, Sir Michael Gonzi, who is believed to be making a personal bid to break the Anglo-Maltese deadlock.

    Italy, with an extensive Mediterranean shoreline, is keen to see an agreement reached between London and Valetta. Mr Mintoff has until March 31 to accept the joint British-NATO offer for the bases of 14-million pounds.

    SYNOPSIS: At the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome on Monday there were more talks on the deadlock between Malta and Britain over military bases on the island. The Secretary General of NATO, Dr Joseph Luns, who is making a two-day official visit to Italy, met with the Italian Foreign Minister, Aldo Moro.

    The Italian Foreign Ministry said later that Doctor Luns had confirmed the Atlantic Organisation's attitude to the dispute. The Secretary-General has said repeatedly that Malta is important but not vital to NATO. The Italians, with their vast Mediterranean coastline, are anxious to see the dispute settled. Late Dr Luns lunched with the Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, and then met the Archbishop of Malta, Sir Michael Gonzi. British withdrawal from Malta is due to be completed by March 31, unless Mr Mintoff accepts the joint British-NATO offer for the bases of 14-million pounds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3SHILK0VX7I0QBLJ66NTB42MA
    Media URN:
    VLVA3SHILK0VX7I0QBLJ66NTB42MA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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