• Short Summary

    Malta's Prime Minister Dom Mintoff told newsmen on Friday (24 June) that he would soon announced an agreement under which France, Italy, Algeria and Jamahiriyah (formerly Libya) would guarantee Malta's neutrality and territorial sovereignty after March 1979.

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    Malta's Prime Minister Dom Mintoff told newsmen on Friday (24 June) that he would soon announced an agreement under which France, Italy, Algeria and Jamahiriyah (formerly Libya) would guarantee Malta's neutrality and territorial sovereignty after March 1979. A seven-year agreement with Britain and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) covering the lease of base facilities in Malta ends in 1979. Speaking at the end of a conference of Mediterranean Socialist parties and organisations, Mr Mintoff said he could not yet give any details on the new agreement.

    Mr Mintoff first addressed the news conference in Maltese. He had asked the four countries in the new agreement to ensure Malta's territorial integrity and economic survival by making up financial losses that would follow the closure of British bases there. He said Malta had to be sure that it would not be attacked by anyone. Under the new agreement only Britain -- and not NATO forces -- could use Maltese bases after 1979.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA54SGZXQOND9423VANW2ZWE8BK
    Media URN:
    VLVA54SGZXQOND9423VANW2ZWE8BK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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