• Short Summary

    IN BANGKOK, THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA (ASA) WAS REACTIVATE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH A CALL FOR FIRMER UNITY AMONG ITS THREE METERS -- THAILAND MALAYSIA AND THE PHILIPPINES.

  • Description

    IN BANGKOK, THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA (ASA) WAS REACTIVATE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH A CALL FOR FIRMER UNITY AMONG ITS THREE METERS -- THAILAND MALAYSIA AND THE PHILIPPINES.

    ASA WAS FOUNDED IN 1961 TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE THREE COUNTRIES. IT HAS BEEN DORMANT SINCE 1963 WHEN THE PHILIPPINES FAILED TO RECOGNISE THE NEWLY FORMED FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA.

    THE CHIEF DELEGATES ARE TUN THANAT KHOMAT, FOREIGN MINISTER OF THAILAND; TUN ABDUL RAZAK, DEPUTY PREMIER OF MALAYSIA AND MR. NARCISO RAMOS, THE PHILIPPINES SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

    THE MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE WAS OPENED BY THAI PREMIER FIELD MARSHAL THANOM KITTIKACHORN. IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS SPEECH, MR. KHOMAN WAS ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE.

    TUN RAZAK WAS HE FIRST TO SPEAK. HE CALLED ON THAILAND AND THE PHILIPPINE TO IMMEDIATELY APPROVE AND IMPLEMENT AGREEMENTS REACHED ON ECONOMIC PROJECTS SO THAT THE CONFERENCE WOULD PRODUCE SOME TANGIBLE RESULTS. THE AGREEMENTS WERE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS, SHIPPING LINE, COMMERCE, NAVIGATION, TOURISM AND JOINT REGIONAL PROJECTS ELIGIBLE FOR EXTERNAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

    MR. RAMOS SUPPORTED TUN RAZAK AND OFFERED MANILA AS THE SITE FOR CONCLUDING THE AGREEMENTS.

    MR. KHOMAN SUGGESTED THAT THE MINISTERIAL MEETING MIGHTS EXCHANGE VIEWS AND IDEAS ON OBTAINING SUPPORT OF ASIAN COUNTRIES LIKE JAPAN, INDONESIA AND OTHER WHICH HAD SHOWN INTEREST IN RESTORING PEACE IN ASIA THROUGH NEGOTIATIONS. EARLIER, HE CRITICISED THE SOVIET UNION FOR FAILURE TO CO-OPERATE WITH BRITAIN TO RECONVENE THE GENEVA CONFERENCE ON VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5BD19ATS8OOBP9QHO75OCKQJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BD19ATS8OOBP9QHO75OCKQJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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