• Short Summary

    PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER OF LAOS, ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR TALKS WITH THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR WILSON, AND THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR STEWART.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PLANE TAXIES
    0.06

    2.
    SV PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA STEPS DOWN FROM PLANE, FOLLOWED BY HIS DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, CARRYING HER 11-MONTHS-OLD DAUGHTER, THEY ARE MET BY OFFICIALS
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    3.
    SCU PRINCESS MANGKRA AND DAUGHTER
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    4.
    SV PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA WITH DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AND YOUNG PRINCESS
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    5.
    SV PRINCESS MANGKRA ENTERS TAXI
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    6.
    SV INT..PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA SEATED FOR INTERVIEW
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    7.
    CU SOUVANNA PHOUMA (SOF)
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 7: QUESTION: "VIETNAM IS, OF COURSE, IN THE SPOTLIGHT, BUT WHAT IS THE SITUATION IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY?"



    ANSWER: "AS I TOLD YOU PREVIOUSLY, WE SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN VIETNAM. WHEN THERE IS FIRE 10 METRES FROM YOUR HOUSE, YOU STILL FEEL THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS FIRE AND THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE MOMENT. EVIDENTLY THE TREATY (THE LAOTIAN NEUTRALITY AGREEMENT) IS NOT TOTAL, UNFORTUNATELY, AND THIS DESPITE THE GENEVA CONFERENCE OF 1962. IF EVERYONE HAD RESPECTED THE SIGNATURE, WE SHOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY. THAT IS WHY I AM OBLIGED TO NOTE THAT THE '62 CONFERENCE HAS HAD NO RESULTS AND I HOPE THAT HE '64 CONFERENCE WILL GIVE POSITIVE RESULTS BOTH FOR LAOS AND FOR THE WHOLE, OR RATHER, THE REST OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA."




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    Background: PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER OF LAOS, ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR TALKS WITH THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR WILSON, AND THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR STEWART.

    OFFICIALS SAID THAT ONE OF THE KEY TOPICS WILL BE THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION FOR LAOS, WHICH IS COMPOSED OF INDIA (THE CHAIRMAN), POLAND AND CANADA. PRINCE SOUVANNA MAY ALSO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF RE-CONVENING THE 1954 CONFERENCE IN INDO-CHINA, WHICH BROUGHT ABOUT A SETTLEMENT AFTER THE DEFEAT OF THE FRENCH.

    PRINCE SOUVANNA FLEW INTO LONDON FROM PARIS WHERE HE HAS SPENT TWO-DAYS TALKING WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ON THE INDO-CHINA ISSUE.

    AT THE AIRPORT HE WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS MISSION AND THE SITUATION IN HIS OWN COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA68CO6U87DINW0UPC3Q850WBL1
    Media URN:
    VLVA68CO6U87DINW0UPC3Q850WBL1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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