• Short Summary

    THE BURMESE CAPITAL OF RANGOON IS THE CENTRE OF WORLD-WIDE SPECULATION ON THE POSSIBILITIES THAT NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS NOW IN THE CITY MAY MEET UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT, NOW ON HOLIDAY IN HIS NATIVE BURMA.

  • Description

    1.
    GV STREET IN RANGOON WITH TEMPLES
    0.10

    2.
    LV NORTH VIETNAMESE CONSULATE
    0.15

    3.
    CU EMBLEM
    0.18

    4.
    SV HOUSE IN GARDENS OF CONSULATE
    0.23

    5.
    GV STREET
    0.27

    6.
    SV TRACKING SHOT PEOPLE SHOPPING
    0.32

    7.
    GV PAN STREET WITH BUSES
    0.40

    8.
    LV TEMPLE TRACKING
    0.48



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    Background: THE BURMESE CAPITAL OF RANGOON IS THE CENTRE OF WORLD-WIDE SPECULATION ON THE POSSIBILITIES THAT NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS NOW IN THE CITY MAY MEET UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT, NOW ON HOLIDAY IN HIS NATIVE BURMA.

    AND IN THE CITY OF ONE-AND-A-HALF MILLIONS, THE FOCAL POINT OF INTEREST IS THE NORTH VIETNAMESE CONSULATE, WHERE NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS HAVE ARRIVED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE VISIT OF U THANT.

    U THANT ARRIVED IN HIS NATIVE BURMA LAST FRIDAY FOR A ONE-WEEK HOLIDAY. THE FOLLOWING DAY, NORTH VIETNAMESE CONSUL-GENERAL LE TUNG-SON RETURNED UNEXPECTEDLY TO THE CONSULATE IN RANGOON, ACCOMPANIED BY OTHER SENIOR NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS.

    U THANT IS NOW ON HOLIDAY AT A RESORT SOME 165 MILES (265 KMS) FROM RANGOON AND IS NOT EXPECTED TO RETURN TO THE CAPITAL BEFORE THURSDAY. HE IS DUE TO LEAVE AGAIN FOR NEW YORK ON SATURDAY.

    ONE POSSIBILITY IS THAT U THANT WILL MEET NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS BEFORE RETURNING TO THE UNITED NATIONS, IN ORDER TO HEAR THEIR VIEWS ON ANY PROJECTED PEACE MOVES IN VIETNAM. NORTH VIETNAM IS NOT REPRESENTED AT THE UNITED NATIONS.

    BUT WHILE RANGOON ITSELF AWAITS FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS, THE PEOPLE OF THE BURMESE CAPITAL GO ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS IN THE STREETS, OFFICES AND SHOPS, AMID RANGOONS MANY TEMPLES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4R332TPA0ZNMJ0REGYH929B4M
    Media URN:
    VLVA4R332TPA0ZNMJ0REGYH929B4M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1967
    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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