• Short Summary

    THIS FILM SHOWS SOME OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRESIDENTS AND PRIME MINISTERS WHO ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY) FOR THEIR MEETING.

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    THIS FILM SHOWS SOME OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRESIDENTS AND PRIME MINISTERS WHO ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY) FOR THEIR MEETING. THE CONFERENCE, WHICH STARTS IN LONDON TUESDAY UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF MR. HAROLD WILSON, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, WILL BE ATTENDED BY ALL 28 MEMBERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS.

    THE COMMONWEALTH LEADERS SHOWN ARRIVING AT LONDON AIRPORT ARE, IN ORDER OF THEIR APPEARANCE IN THE FILM.....

    DR. MILTON OBOTE, PRIME MINISTER OF UGANDA, WHO TOLD REPORTERS ON HIS ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT THAT 40,000 ASIANS WITH BRITISH PASSPORTS LIVING IN UGANDA WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE EVENTUALLY BECAUSE UGANDA DID NOT WANT A LARGE NUMBER OF FOREIGNERS CONTROLLING A VITAL ASPECT OF THE UGANDAN ECONOMY.

    MR. LEE KUAN YEW, PRIME MINISTER OF SINGAPORE, WHO SAID HE DIDN'T WANT THE RHODESIAN QUESTION TO DOMINATE THE CONFERENCE. HE SAID: "THE ISSUE THAT WORRIES US IN SINGAPORE AND I SHOULD IMAGINE QUITE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IS WHETHER 1969 WILL PASS AS QUIETLY AND PEACEFULLY AS WE HOPE IT COULD, WITHOUT A VERY SERIOUS FINANCIAL CRISIS."
    MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA, WHO DENIED REPORTS THAT SHE HAD SAID HER COUNTRY INTENDED TO LEAVE THE COMMONWEALTH. A BIG CROWD OF INDIANS GARLANDED MRS. GANDHI WHEN SHE LEFT HER AIRCRAFT AT LONDON AIRPORT. SHE TOLD REPORTERS THAT ALL ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE CONFERENCE WERE IMPORTANT.

    MR. MIAN ARSHAD HUSAIN, FOREIGN MINISTER OF PAKISTAN, ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE IN PLACE OF PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN. HE SAID HE HOPED TO HAVE INFORMAL TALKS ABOUT PAKISTAN'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. HE TOLD REPORTERS THAT PRESIDENT AYUB HAD VERY MUCH WANTED TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE IN PERSON BUT HAD THOUGHT IT BEST TO REMAIN AT HOME IN VIEW OF STUDENT UNREST AND THE START OF AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN THERE.

    DR. BORG CLIVIER, PRIME MINISTER OF MALTA, WHO TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THE THREE-YEAR INDEPENDENCE STALEMATE OVER RHODESIA WAS AN "INSOLUABLE SITUATION". COMMENTING ON THE ACTION OF OFFICIALS IN RHODESIA HOUSE, IN LONDON, FLYING THE RHODESIAN REGIME'S NEW FLAG OVER THE BUILDING, HE SAID THAT AS LONG AS THERE WAS A RHODESIA HOUSE IN LONDON THEN THE SMITH REGIME "SHOULD BE ABLE TO FLY WHAT FLAG THEY WANTED OUTSIDE".

    MR. DUDLEY SENANAYAKE, PRIME MINISTER OF CEYLON, WHO IS THE CONFERENCE "ELDER STATESMAN", BEING THE ONLY LEADER TO HAVE ATTENDED THE 1952 COMMONWEALTH SUMMIT. ASKED BY REPORTERS IF HE THOUGHT COMMONWEALTH PROBLEMS HAD GOT BIGGER IN THOSE 16 YEARS, HE REPLIED: "OF COURSE, WE MUST HAVE MORE PROBLEMS NOW. IN 1952 THERE WERE ONLY NINE PARTICIPANTS, AND NOW THERE ARE 28".

    MR. KEITH HOLYOAKE, PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND, WHO WAS GREETED BY HIS DAUGHTER, AT PRESENT RESIDENT IN LONDON, WHEN HE ARRIVED WITH HIS WIFE. THE DAUGHTER, JENNIE, HAD NOT SEE HER PARENTS SINCE EARLY LAST YEAR. MR. HOLYOAKE DID NOT SPEAK TO REPORTERS BUT SAID HE WOULD HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4LRD4BT71Z7NDC1DZVFIM26CN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LRD4BT71Z7NDC1DZVFIM26CN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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