• Short Summary

    At the prefecture in Melun, about 30 miles south west of Paris, secret peace talks began June 25 between representatives of the France Government and the Algerian Nationalists.

  • Description

    At the prefecture in Melun, about 30 miles south west of Paris, secret peace talks began June 25 between representatives of the France Government and the Algerian Nationalists.

    The Algerian delegates - Ahmed Boumendjel, a director of the Algerian provisional Government's Information Ministry; youthful Ben Yahia, Nationalist Government leader Ferhat Abbas' private secretary Hakiki Ben Amar, - left Tunis by air earlier in the day.

    From Orly airport, Paris, they were smuggled in secrecy to Melun by helicopter. Further talks took place June 26. French representatives were Secretary-General for Algerian Affairs Roger Moris and Deputy Commander of the Paris military region General Hubert de Gastines, who until recently commanded the mechanised forces in Algeria.

    The talks - bringing hop of an end to the bitter 5 1/2-year long Algerian war - are limited to deciding the time and place of the cease fire negotiations and the composition of the delegations. In Algeria - an uneasy "wait and see" calm among the extreme "Algeria Francaise" Europeans who fear de Gaulle's liberal approach to the Algerian problem.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6QR5HMO6OE5L1TPW9JKF91Y5A
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QR5HMO6OE5L1TPW9JKF91Y5A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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