• Short Summary

    WITH THE FUTURE PEACE OF LAOS STILL FAR FROM SETTLED, KING SAVANG VATTHANA ARRIVED IN VIENTIANE ON SATURDAY FOR CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAOTIAN CONSTITUTION.

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    WITH THE FUTURE PEACE OF LAOS STILL FAR FROM SETTLED, KING SAVANG VATTHANA ARRIVED IN VIENTIANE ON SATURDAY FOR CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAOTIAN CONSTITUTION.ISSUED IN MAY 1947,THE CONSTITUTION FORMED A NEW COUNTRY BY UNITING THE TWO ANCIENT KINGDOMS OF LUANG PRABANG AND CHAMPASSAC UNDER A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY.

    AFTER MEETING MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND BEING PRESENTED WITH FLOWERS, THE KING JOINED THE NEUTRALIST PREMIER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, BEFORE A BIG ASSEMBLY, WHICH INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT FACTIONS.EARLIER, AT THE PREMIER'S REQUEST, KING SAVANG VATTHANA HAD ASKED THE PATHET LAO LEADER, PRINCE SOUPHANOUVONG, TO ATTEND A CABINET MEETING IN LUANG PRABANG IN THE HOPE OF SECURING A PERMANENT PEACE TREATY FOR LAOS.BUT THE PATHET LAO LEADER REPLIED HE WOULD ONLY COME WHEN "HIS SECURITY WAS ASSURED".

    LATEST REPORTS FROM LAOS GIVE NO INDICATION OF WHEN THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WILL BE RESUMED.WITH TROOPS REPEATEDLY OBSERVING AN UNEASY TRUCE ON THE PLAIN OF JARS, TENSION REMAINS HIGH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5NDW0XO0FDHM7QGIP5VTZKVCN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NDW0XO0FDHM7QGIP5VTZKVCN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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