• Short Summary

    THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT, INTERRUPTED HIS TALKS IN KATMANDU WITH NEPALESE OFFICIALS ON FRIDAY TO PAY A VISIT TO LUMBINI, BIRTHPLACE OF BUDDHA, IN THE HIMALAYAN FOOTHILLS.

  • Description

    THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT, INTERRUPTED HIS TALKS IN KATMANDU WITH NEPALESE OFFICIALS ON FRIDAY TO PAY A VISIT TO LUMBINI, BIRTHPLACE OF BUDDHA, IN THE HIMALAYAN FOOTHILLS. THE SECRETARY GENERAL SPENT TWO DAYS IN NEPAL DURING THE COURSE OF HIS FIVE-NATION ASIAN TOUR.

    U THANT'S VISIT TO THE BIRTHPLACE MARKS THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THERE ARE POSSIBILITIES OF ANOTHER VIETNAM TRUCE - ON BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY NEXT MONTH. AT A BANQUET HELD ON FRIDAY EVENING, THE SECRETARY GENERAL EXPRESSED THE WISH THAT THE TRUCE MIGHT CONTINUE INDEFINITELY, BUT AGAIN STRESSED THAT THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS PEACE SHOULD BE THE HALTING OF AMERICAN BOMBING.

    AN AUDIENCE WITH KING MAHENDRA OF NEPAL FOLLOWED UPON U THANT'S ARRIVAL FROM NEW DELHI ON THURSDAY. TALKS LATER WITH THE NEPALESE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, MR. KIRTINIDHI BISTA, AND THE FOREIGN MINISTER COVERED THE TOPIC OF VIETNAM, AND ALSO DISCUSSED U.N. TECHNICAL HELP FOR NEPAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7MX6FKBY3IDEOMPXGO0AV910K
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MX6FKBY3IDEOMPXGO0AV910K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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