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    DR. GALO PLAZA LASSO, FIRST SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES (O.A.S.), ARRIVES YESTERDAY?

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    DR. GALO PLAZA LASSO, FIRST SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AMERICAN STATES (O.A.S.), ARRIVES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN LONDON FOR A THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT AND ROUND OF TALKS WITH BRITISH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LEADING BUSINESSMEN. THE VISIT IS PART OF A FIVE-NATION TOUR THAT THE 63-YEAR-OLD DIPLOMAT IS MAKING TO CONSOLIDATE LINKS BETWEEN EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA. TODAY HE ATTENDED A RECEPTION GIVEN BY THE HISPANIC COUNCIL AT CANNING HOUSE.

    DR. PLAZA IS A FORMER PRESIDENT OF ECUADOR AND UNITED NATIONS EMISSARY TO THE LEBANON AND CYPRUS, AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS. ON THIS TRIP HE HAS BEEN TO ITALY, SWITZERLAND FRANCE AND SPAIN -- FROM WHERE HE ARRIVED YESTERDAY. TOMORROW (THURSDAY) HE RETURNS TO NEW YORK. YESTERDAY, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL BEGAN HIS OFFICIAL ROUNDS BY MEETING WITH LORD CHALFONT, MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN OFFICE. LATER, LORD CHALFONT ALSO PLAYED HOST TO DR. PLAZA AT LANCASTER HOUSE. IN THE EVENING, THE FORMER ECUADORIAN PRESIDENT WAS A DINNER GUEST OF HIS COUNTRY'S AMBASSADOR, DR. ANTONIO PARRA VELASCO.

    TODAY, THE ENVOY HAD TALKS WITH FOREIGN SECRETARY MICHAEL STEWART AND MINISTER OF OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT REGINALD PRENTICE. LATER DR. PLAZA WAS THE GUEST OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE HISPANIC COUNCIL AT CANNING HOUSE IN LONDON'S BELGRAVE SQUARE. HIS OFFICIAL HOST WAS THE COUNCIL'S DIRECTOR GENERAL, MR. S.N. MACKENZIE, C.B.E., AND AMONG THE GUESTS WERE MOST OF THE AMBASSADOR FROM THE LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES AT LEADING FIGURES OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA45UKJG3JSHTXDB66XE3P1WKBZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA45UKJG3JSHTXDB66XE3P1WKBZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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