• Short Summary

    A MINISTERIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL TREATY ORGANISATION (CENTO) OPENED IN LONDON TODAY WITH A BRITISH WARNING THAT ALLIANCES BETWEEN NON-COMMUNIST NATIONS MUST BE MAINTAINED AS FIRMLY AS EVER.

  • Description

    A MINISTERIAL MEETING OF THE CENTRAL TREATY ORGANISATION (CENTO) OPENED IN LONDON TODAY WITH A BRITISH WARNING THAT ALLIANCES BETWEEN NON-COMMUNIST NATIONS MUST BE MAINTAINED AS FIRMLY AS EVER. BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, MICHAEL STEWART, SAID IT WAS WRONG TO SUPPOSE THAT CENTO HAD NOTHING MORE TO DO.

    MR. STEWART TOLD THE OPENING SESSION OF THE TWO-DAY MEETING THAT NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH AND NOTHING MORE WRONG. NOTING THAT INTERNATIONAL PATTERNS WERE SHIFTING, MR. STEWART SAID - "IN THIS SITUATION THE EXISTING FRIENDSHIPS, BONDS AND ALLIANCES BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES OF THE NON-COMMUNIST WORLD MUST BE MAINTAINED AS FIRMLY AS EVER. THEY DO NO HARM TO ANYONE. THEY ARE NO BARRIER TO DETENTE".

    BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON PLEDGED CONTINUING SUPPORT FOR CENTO DESPITE BRITAIN'S WORLD MILITARY RUNDOWN. HE TOLD DELEGATES - "OUR SUPPORT FOR CENTO CONTINUES IRRESPECTIVE OF THE VARIOUS DECISIONS ON DEFENCE WHICH WE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY".

    THE CENTO ALLIANCE, FORMED 13 YEARS AGO AS A BUFFER ON RUSSIA'S SOUTHERN FRONTIER, COMPRISES BRITAIN, TURKEY, IRAN, AND PAKISTAN, WITH THE UNITED STATES AS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER.

    CENTO DELEGATES ASSEMBLED FOR THE MEETING IN LANCASTER HOUSE WITH FLAGS OF MEMBER NATIONS FLUTTERING OVER THE BUILDING AND SCARLET-COATED BANDSMEN PLAYING MILITARY TUNES.

    AMONG THOSE PRESENT WERE CENTO SECRETARY-GENERAL TURGUT MENEMENCIOGLU, OR TURKEY; MR. ABBAS ARAM, THE IRANIAN AMBASSADOR TO LONDON; MR. S.K. DEHLAVI, PAKISTAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN LONDON; HIS EXCELLENCY IHSAN SABRI CAGLAYANGIL, THE TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER AND MR. NICHOLAS KATZENBACH, UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4D9WB8L0X3GHE0YRO58GT9GBS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4D9WB8L0X3GHE0YRO58GT9GBS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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