• Short Summary

    AFRO-ASIAN LEADERS AND DIPLOMATS, AS WELL AS NEWSMEN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, BEGAN LEAVING ALGIERS TODAY (SUNDAY) FOLLOWING LAST NIGHT'S POSTPONEMENT OF THE AFRO-ASIAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE UNTIL THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER.

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    AFRO-ASIAN LEADERS AND DIPLOMATS, AS WELL AS NEWSMEN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, BEGAN LEAVING ALGIERS TODAY (SUNDAY) FOLLOWING LAST NIGHT'S POSTPONEMENT OF THE AFRO-ASIAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE UNTIL THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER. THE CONFERENCE WAS POSTPONED BY A 15-NATION PREPARATORY COMMITTEE, MEETING AT THE NEW CONFERENCE HALL.

    THE AFRO-ASIAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE WAS TO HAVE BEGUN NEXT TUESDAY. HOWEVER, BY LATE YESTERDAY ONLY 36 OF THE 50 TO 60 DELEGATIONS EXPECTED IN ALGIERS HAD ACTUALLY ARRIVED. THE RELUCTANCE OF MANY COUNTRIES TO SEND DELEGATIONS WAS DUE TO THE UNCERTAIN SITUATION IN ALGIERS FOLLOWING THE ALGERIAN ARMY COUP EIGHT DAYS AGO THAT DEPOSED PRESIDENT BEN BELLA.

    THE PREPARATORY COMMITTEE MET AFTER A DAY OF CONFUSION ABOUT THE FOREIGN MINISTERS' MEETING, WHICH WAS DUE TO TAKE PLACE YESTERDAY. MANY DELEGATES HAD DRIVEN TO THE CONFERENCE HALL, THE NEWLY DECORATE CLUB DES PINS, WHERE UNKNOWN PERSONS EXPLODED A BOMB ON FRIDAY, BEFORE THE FOREIGN MINISTERS' MEETING WAS CALLED OFF.

    REPORTS SAY MANY OF THE DELEGATES WERE RELIEVED THAT THE MEETING HAD BEEN PUT OFF. A PHILIPPINES DELEGATE WAS REPORTED LATER AS SAYING: "THIS IS THE SHORTEST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE I HAVE EVER ATTENDED. HOWEVER, SUPPORT FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE MEETING ON SCHEDULE, IF ALGERIA WANTED THIS, HAD BEEN PROMISED EARLIER BY ALL THE ARAB COUNTRIES EXCEPT TUNISIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA47CBXLTRRW2CTR54XHLRNXVN
    Media URN:
    VLVA47CBXLTRRW2CTR54XHLRNXVN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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