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    Ceasefire talks in London between Portugal and the African nationalists in Portuguese Guinea went into their fourth day on Tuesday (Many 28) with no sign of a breakthrough.

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    Ceasefire talks in London between Portugal and the African nationalists in Portuguese Guinea went into their fourth day on Tuesday (Many 28) with no sign of a breakthrough.

    A spokesman for the self-proclaimed state of Guinea-Bissau said he could see no sign of an agreement being reached quickly. The Portuguese Foreign Minister, Doctor Mario Soares, was non-committal. When asked to comment on a broadcast by Senor Luis Cabral, President of the Guinea-Bissau State Council urging Portugal to grant full independence to all three of its African colonies, Dr. Soares said the current talks were specifically on Guinea, but Portugal's global position was well known.... it was one of decolonisation.

    There was speculation that some sort of breakthrough had been achieved when Dr. Soares left the conference room after 90 minutes of talks. Before he drove off he said he would return in five minutes. It was thought he had gone to the Portuguese Embassy to speak with General Spinola in Lisbon. But on his return he said his absence was for personal reasons only.

    portugal's Minister for Overseas Territories, Dr. Santos was asked by newsmen, including Visnews African Editor William L. Ward, about the talks after the first of the day's break in discussions.

    The spokesman for the African nationalists at the talks in Mr. Gil Fernandez. He was asked about the question of the Cape Verde Islands.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CEC4IVBNKR864DVN8YLELTP4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CEC4IVBNKR864DVN8YLELTP4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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