• Short Summary

    THE CAMBODIAN HEAD OF STATE, PRINCE NORODOM SIHANOUK GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE LAST WEEKEND AT HIS MOUNTAIN RESORT IN KIRRIROM, ABOUT 70 MILES SOUTH OF PHNOM PENH, THE CAMBODIAN CAPITAL.

  • Description

    THE CAMBODIAN HEAD OF STATE, PRINCE NORODOM SIHANOUK GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE LAST WEEKEND AT HIS MOUNTAIN RESORT IN KIRRIROM, ABOUT 70 MILES SOUTH OF PHNOM PENH, THE CAMBODIAN CAPITAL.

    BEFORE THE CONFERENCE, PRINCE SIHANOUK CONDUCTED A TOUR ROUND THE RESORT WHICH LOOKS LIKE A LOG CABIN.THE RESORT WAS HEAVILY GUARDED.

    AT THE CONFERENCE, HE SAID THAT THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM WOULD GO ON UNTIL THE COMMUNIST VIETCONG WON A CLEAR VICTORY.THEY DID NOT WANT A CONFUSED SETTLEMENT LIKE THE ONE NEGOTIATED IN LAOS IN 1962.

    HE WAS TOLD ABOUT THIS BY A LEADER OF THE VIETCONG DELEGATION TO THE INDOCHINESE PEOPLES CONFERENCE WHICH CONCLUDED IN PHNOM PENH RECENTLY.CONTINUING, HE SAID THAT COMMUNIST NORTH VIETNAM WANTED THE SOUTH TO BE NEUTRAL LIKE CAMBODIA, RECEIVING UNCONDITIONAL AID FROM ALL SIDES.

    ON CAMBODIA, PRINCE SIHANOUK SAID THE COUNTRY HAD NOT SUFFERED ECONOMIC EFFECTS SINCE RENOUNCING AMERICAN AID IN 1963.THE REJECTION HAD MADE EVERYONE WORK HARDER AND LEAD A MORE AUSTERE WAY OF LIFE.HE CLAIMED THAT CAMBODIA'S SELF-SUFFICIENT FOODSTUFFS AND ECONOMY ARE ONE OF THE SOUNDEST IN ASIA.

    ASKED WHETHER ASIAN COUNTRIES FEARED THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC EXPANSIONISM AND DOMINATION IN ASIA, THE PRINCE SAID: "THE CHINESE ARE OUR VERY GOOD FRIENDS.THEY HAVE NEVER MOLESTED US AND HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED US AND RECOGNISED OUR TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY.IF WE ARE TO BE DOMINATED BY ANYONE, I HOPE IT WILL BE THE CHINESE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4G1VVTHVLRPX4EYSM3CHMA68F
    Media URN:
    VLVA4G1VVTHVLRPX4EYSM3CHMA68F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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