• Short Summary

    THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER OF LAOS, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, RETURNED TO VIENTIANE FROM TRUCE TALKS ON THE PLAIN OF JARS ON APRIL 27 AND SAID THE LEFTWING AND NEUTRALIST FACTIONS HAD PROMISED TO PRESERVE A CEASEFIRE PENDING FURTHER DISCUSSIONS.

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    THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER OF LAOS, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, RETURNED TO VIENTIANE FROM TRUCE TALKS ON THE PLAIN OF JARS ON APRIL 27 AND SAID THE LEFTWING AND NEUTRALIST FACTIONS HAD PROMISED TO PRESERVE A CEASEFIRE PENDING FURTHER DISCUSSIONS.

    SOURCES CLOSE TO THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THE PRO-COMMUNIST PATHET LAO, WHO ARE BACKING A DISSIDENT NEUTRALIST FACTION AGAINST THE NEUTRALIST FORCES OF GENERAL KONG LEE, WERE TAKING A "VERY HARD LINE".

    IT WAS OBVIOUS FROM THE ATTITUDE OF THE PATHET LAO LEADERS THAT THERE WOULD BE NO QUESTION OF THEIR AGREEING TO WITH-DRAW FROM THE TERRITORY ON THE PLAIN OF JARS WHICH THEY TOOK FROM THE NEUTRALIST MILITARY LEADER DURING THE RECENT FIGHTING, THESE SOURCES SAID.

    IT WAS UNDERSTOOD THERE HAD BEEN NO FIGHTING ON THE PLAIN OF JARS FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS.

    THE TRUCE TALKS WERE HELD AT KHANG KHAY, HEADQUARTERS OF PRINCE SOUPHANOUVONG, THE PATHET LAO LEADER.

    THE BRITISH AND SOVIET ENVOYS IN VIENTIANE WENT WITH PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA FOR THE TRUCE TALKS.SO DID THE THREE COMMISSIONERS OF THE THREE-NATION INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GQHU4OD1RUZVJ359BT6E5F4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GQHU4OD1RUZVJ359BT6E5F4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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