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    In Athens, Apr 19, 200 delegates of 58 Parliaments in East and West attended the inaugural session of a six-day Interparliamentary Union meeting, under the chairmanship of the Greek National Assembly's President, Konstantin Rodopoulos.

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    In Athens, Apr 19, 200 delegates of 58 Parliaments in East and West attended the inaugural session of a six-day Interparliamentary Union meeting, under the chairmanship of the Greek National Assembly's President, Konstantin Rodopoulos.

    Assembled in the Greek Parliament building at the invitation of Greece's Interparliamentary Group - the Union's permanent seat is in Geneva - delegates heard addresses by representatives of the Greek Government, the United Nations and Unesco. Among the speakers was Professor Giuseppe Codacci-Pisanelli, President of the Interparliamentary Council.

    After four days of discussions by Study Committees - on disarmament, East-West relations, economic, cultural and social problems - the Interparliamentary Council will hold its 86th session, Apr 23-24, fixing the agenda for the 49th Interparliamentary Conference to be held in Tokyo later this year.

    Set up as a permanent organisation in 1894 - five years after the establishment of its forerunner, an international arbitration conference, on Anglo-French initiative - the Interparliamentary Union promotes personal contact between members of different Parliaments, to unite them in common action for the firm establishment and development of democratic institutions and for the advancement of international peace and co-operation. Its organs are the annual Conference, the Council which forms Study Committees, the Executive Committee, and the Interparliamentary Bureau, an internationally staffed general secretariat.

    Member groups range from Albania to Vietnam and from Britain to Venezuela. East Germany, the Chinese Peoples Republic and North Korea are not in the Union.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6UT7K8MQ75AJUQZ1305W1XA6J
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UT7K8MQ75AJUQZ1305W1XA6J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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