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    The South East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) opened its 14th Ministerial Council Meeting in Bangkok on Tuesday (20 May) dominated by the threat posed to South East Asia by the emergence of the People's Republic of China as a nuclear power.

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    The South East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) opened its 14th Ministerial Council Meeting in Bangkok on Tuesday (20 May) dominated by the threat posed to South East Asia by the emergence of the People's Republic of China as a nuclear power.

    The eight-member-nations are: Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Britain, the Philippines, Thailand, France and Pakistan.

    Australia is represented by External Affairs Minister Gordon Freeth and New Zealand by Prime Minister Keith Holyoake. Mr. William Rogers, the American Secretary of State, is representing the United States. He pledged that after U.S. troops have left Vietnam, the United States would not stop striving for long-term peace in South East Asia.

    Opening the meeting, Thailand's Prime Minister, Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn said South East Asia was being threatened by the communists who were intensifying their efforts. "To meet this threat," he said, "We must counter it effectively with perseverance and unwavering determination."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5AXLU65MR8BCHMOY9EKT3KWSQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AXLU65MR8BCHMOY9EKT3KWSQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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