• Short Summary

    PRINCE BOUN OUM, LAOTIAN PRIME MINISTER, ON A GOODWILL VISIT TO TAIWAN WITH GENERAL PHOUMI NOSAVAN, HIS DEPUTY AND DEFENCE MINISTER, WATCHED A MOCK BATTLE WHEN THEY VISITED THE WU KAO MILITARY GROUNDS IN NORTHERN TAIWAN, MAY 16, THE DAY BEFORE THEY RETURNED TO VIENTIANE.

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    PRINCE BOUN OUM, LAOTIAN PRIME MINISTER, ON A GOODWILL VISIT TO TAIWAN WITH GENERAL PHOUMI NOSAVAN, HIS DEPUTY AND DEFENCE MINISTER, WATCHED A MOCK BATTLE WHEN THEY VISITED THE WU KAO MILITARY GROUNDS IN NORTHERN TAIWAN, MAY 16, THE DAY BEFORE THEY RETURNED TO VIENTIANE.

    AMONG THE OFFICIALS ACCOMPANYING THE VISITORS WERE THE CHIEF OF THE NATIONALIST GENERAL STAFF, PENG MENG CHI, FOREIGN MINISTER SHEN CHANG HUAN, AND CHIEF OF THE ARMY LIU AN CHI.

    LATER THE PRINCE AND HIS PARTY VISITED THE NATIONALIST NAVAL BASE AND WATCHED BATTLE SHIPS, TANKS TRANSPORTS, AND AMPHIBIOUS TANKS IN OPERATION.

    DURING THEIR VISIT, IT WAS REPORTED THE LAOTIAN LEADERS WERE PROMISED MATERIAL HELP BY TAIWAN TO ASSIST DURING THE PRESENT CRISIS OF THE LAOTIAN GOVERNMENT.

    NEUTRALIST LEADER PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, WHO HAS BEEN IN LONDON FOR TALKS ON THE CRISIS WITH LORD HOME, THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, ARRIVED IN RANGOON, BURMA, MAY 20. HE TOLD CORRESPONDENTS THERE: "YOU WILL SOON HEAR GOOD NEWS". HE LATER ADDED THAT A MEETING WITH PRINCE SOUPHANOUVONG, LEADER OF THE PRO-COMMUNIST PATHET LAO, AND PRINCE BOUN OUM, MIGHT TAKE PLACE ON THE PLAIN OF JARS, LAOS. IT IS HOPED THAT FROM SUCH A MEETING A COALITION GOVERNMENT WOULD BE FORMED AND AN EFFECTIVE CEASE-FIRE BE RE-IMPOSED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7COXJG4B1XS97K0UG1D543MK1
    Media URN:
    VLVA7COXJG4B1XS97K0UG1D543MK1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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