• Short Summary

    A MINISTERIAL MEETING TO PAVE THE WAY FOR NEXT WEEK'S AFRO-ASIAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED BECAUSE OF A SHORTAGE OF DELEGATES.

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    A MINISTERIAL MEETING TO PAVE THE WAY FOR NEXT WEEK'S AFRO-ASIAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED BECAUSE OF A SHORTAGE OF DELEGATES. IT WAS TO HAVE BEGUN IN ALGIERS TODAY (THURSDAY) AND IS NOW DUE TO GET UNDER WAY ON SATURDAY, DESPITE OBJECTIONS FROM SEVERAL COUNTRIES.

    ALGIERS AIRPORT WAS LESS BUSY THAN ANTICIPATED YESTERDAY. BY LATE LAST NIGHT, ONLY 15 OF THE 46 DELEGATIONS EXPECTED FOR THE MINISTERIAL MEETING HAD ARRIVED. AS A RESULT, HEADS OF DELEGATION ALREADY IN THE ALGERIAN CAPITAL DECIDED TO DELAY THE MEETING UNTIL SATURDAY.

    THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, BACKED BY SIX OTHER COUNTRIES, SAID IT WOULD BOYCOTT THE MEETING AND THE CONFERENCE ITSELF, DUE TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK (NOVEMBER 5). A DECISION ON WHETHER TO GO AHEAD WITH THE CONFERENCE WILL BE MADE BY THE MINISTERS, BUT CHINA SAYS THE SUMMIT WOULD ONLY EMBROIL THE PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES IN SERIOUS DISPUTES.

    (THE SUMMIT CONFERENCE WAS ORIGINALLY TO HAVE BEEN HELD LAST JUNE, BUT WAS POSTPONED BY THE OVERTHROW OF PRESIDENT BEN BELLA OF ALGERIA. IT COMES TEN YEARS AFTER THE FIRST MAJOR AFRO-ASIAN MEETING - IN BANDUNG, INDONESIA, IN 1955).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3UXXXIWEFKIEPJQ1D294J7ZO8
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UXXXIWEFKIEPJQ1D294J7ZO8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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