• Short Summary

    ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS, THE PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS, SAID TODAY, (SATURDAY), THAT AN INTERNATIONAL FORCE WOULD BE WELCOMES ON THE ISLAND PROVIDED THAT THE EXISTING BRITISH FORCE WAS PROPORTIONATELY REDUCED.

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    ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS, THE PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS, SAID TODAY, (SATURDAY), THAT AN INTERNATIONAL FORCE WOULD BE WELCOMES ON THE ISLAND PROVIDED THAT THE EXISTING BRITISH FORCE WAS PROPORTIONATELY REDUCED. HE WAS COMMENTING ON THE ARRIVAL OF THE LAST OF 1,500 BRITISH REINFORCEMENTS SENT TO CYPRUS, WHICH HAS BROUGHT THE STRENGTH OF THE PEACE-KEEPING FORCE THERE TO NEARLY 7 THOUSAND MEN.

    THE ARCHBISHOP SAID THAT PROPOSALS HAD BEEN MADE TO PROVIDE AN INTERNATIONAL FORCE OF 10 THOUSAND MEN FOR PEACE-KEEPING DUTIES, BUT HE FELT THAT A FORCE OF ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE PRESENT BRITISH GARRISON WOULD BE QUITE SUFFICIENT.

    WHILE THE ISLAND REMAINS CALM, FOCUS ON THE CYPRUS CRISIS CONTINUED TO CENTRE ON THE UNITED NATIONS, WHERE BEHIND-THE-SCENES EFFORTS ARE CONTINUING TO OBTAIN AGREEMENT ON THE FORMATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL FORCE FOR THE ISLAND. THE U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL, U THANT, HAS HAD FURTHER MEETINGS WITH BRITISH, GREEK, TURKISH AND CYPRIOT REPRESENTATIVES IN A BID TO FIND A MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE FORMULA FOR THE PEACE-KEEPING FORCE.

    THE MAIN ISSUE APPEARS TO BE THE SETTING UP OF SOME LIAISON GROUP TO ACT BETWEEN ANY FORCE AND THE SECURITY COUNCIL. THE WESTERN POWERS WANT THE FORCE TO BE FREE OF DIRECT CONTROL AND, THEREFORE, NOT SUBJECT TO ANY COUNCIL VETO, WHILE THE SOVIET UNION HAS DEMANDED THAT ANY CONTROL BE VESTED IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL.

    (THE DEBATE ON THE CYPRUS ISSUE RESUMES IN NEW YORK ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24).

    IN THE MEANTIME, BRITAIN HAS ANNOUNCED THAT A FURTHER 1,500 WIVES AND CHILDREN OF MILITARY AND AIR FORCE PERSONNEL SERVING ON CYPRUS WOULD BE FLOWN BACK TO BRITAIN WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THEY ARE DEPENDENTS OF MEN WITH LESS THAN SIX-MOTHS TO SERVE ON THE ISLAND, AND WILL BRING THE NUMBER OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN RETURNING TO BRITAIN TO 2 THOUSAND 700.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49MW7E1IFOGDM04LE67W1RSPG
    Media URN:
    VLVA49MW7E1IFOGDM04LE67W1RSPG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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