• Short Summary

    The United Nations thirty-fourth General Assembly session opened on Tuesday (18 September) with Vietnam challenging the right to the Peking-backed Pol Pot government to continue to represent Kampuchea (Cambodia) in the world organisation.

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    The United Nations thirty-fourth General Assembly session opened on Tuesday (18 September) with Vietnam challenging the right to the Peking-backed Pol Pot government to continue to represent Kampuchea (Cambodia) in the world organisation. Vietnam and the Soviet Union have repeatedly called for recognition of the Heng Samrin government which gained control of Kampuchea earlier this year. The Assembly's newly elected President, Ambassador salim Ahmed Salim of Tanzania immediately requested the nine-member Credentials committee to take up the issue.

    SYNOPSIS: Thirty-seven year old Mr. Salim is the youngest President the Assembly has ever had. He came to the United Nations as Tanzania's ambassador in 1970. Retiring President Indalecio Leivano and UN Secretary Kurt Waldheim have Mr. Salim a warm welcome as he took the rostrum for his opening address.

    A new member state Saint Lucia also joined the United Nations on Tuesday (18 September) bringing the number of countries represented to 151. Saint Lucia's Deputy Premier, George Odlum, addressed the Assembly and paid tribute to the late Angolan leader Agostinho Neto.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA50LA0LZVSMR1YW2A3ENLVCTE2
    Media URN:
    VLVA50LA0LZVSMR1YW2A3ENLVCTE2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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