• Short Summary

    THE FIVE-NATION COMMONWEALTH DEFENCE TALKS ENDED IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA TODAY (TUESDAY) WITH AN ASSURANCE FORM BRITAIN THAT IT WILL NOT TURN ITS BACK ON THE DEFENCE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN AND PACIFIC AREAS.

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    THE FIVE-NATION COMMONWEALTH DEFENCE TALKS ENDED IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA TODAY (TUESDAY) WITH AN ASSURANCE FORM BRITAIN THAT IT WILL NOT TURN ITS BACK ON THE DEFENCE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN AND PACIFIC AREAS. THE TWO DAYS OF TALKS BROUGHT TOGETHER BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE.

    IN A JOINT COMMUNIQUE ISSUED TODAY BRITAIN PROMISED TO DEMONSTRATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A "EUROPEAN-BASED CAPABILITY" TO HELP DEFEND MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE, BY TAKING PART IN FIVE-NATION EXERCISES IN 1970 AND POSSIBLY LATER. THE COMMUNIQUE SAID AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE HAD AGREED TO THE 1970 EXERCISE AS A RESULT OF BRIGHTENS PROPOSALS. BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER DENNIS HEALEY MADE THE ASSURANCE TO DELEGATES BEFORE THE COMMUNIQUE WAS ISSUED.

    MR. GEORGE THOMPSON, THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, WAS ALSO PRESENT FOR THE TALKS. HE SAID BRITISH WITHDRAWAL FROM INDIAN AND PACIFIC OCEAN AREAS "DOES NOT IMPLY WE ARE TURNING OUR BACK. i EMPHASISE THIS STRONGLY."
    THE TALKS WERE HELD IN THE FOREIGN MINISTER BUILDING IN KUALA LUMPUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4E8NXCV6417QAR7WGOWCP0D73
    Media URN:
    VLVA4E8NXCV6417QAR7WGOWCP0D73
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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