• Short Summary

    BRITISH AND RHODESIAN NEGOTIATORS CONFERRED IN THEIR SEARCH FOR AN INDEPENDENCE SETTLEMENT ON TUESDAY (JULY 6) WHILE PRIME MINISTER LAY SMITH PRESIDED OVER A CABINET MEETING IN THE SAME BUILDING.

  • Description

    BRITISH AND RHODESIAN NEGOTIATORS CONFERRED IN THEIR SEARCH FOR AN INDEPENDENCE SETTLEMENT ON TUESDAY (JULY 6) WHILE PRIME MINISTER LAY SMITH PRESIDED OVER A CABINET MEETING IN THE SAME BUILDING.

    IT WAS THE FIRST CABINET MEETING SINCE THE SECRET DISCUSSIONS BEGAN AND MR. SMITH WAS UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE BROUGHT HIS MINISTERS UP TO DATE ON THE BRITISH PROPOSALS.

    TWO WEEKS OF HARD BARGAINING ENDED LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) WHEN A TERSE JOINT COMMUNIQUE SAID THE STAGE HAD BEEN REACHED WHERE BOTH SIDES HAD TO REPORT BACK TO THEIR RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS. DETAILS OF THE DISCUSSIONS WOULD CONTINUE TO REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL, IT ADDED.

    THE FOUR-MAN BRITISH TEAM, LED BY LORD GOODMAN RETURNED TO LONDON ON THURSDAY (JULY 8) LEAVING BEHIND NO CLUE AS TO HOW THE ATTEMPTS TO BREAK THE FIVE-AND-A-HALF YEAR OLD DISPUTE HAD FARED.

    SYNOPSIS: AT SALISBURY ON TUESDAY, BRITISH AND RHODESIAN NEGOTIATORS ENTERED A CRUCIAL STAGE IN THEIR SECRET TALKS AIMED AT SETTLING THE INDEPENDENCE DISPUTE.

    AS THEY MET, PRIME MINISTER IAN SMITH FINISHED PRESIDING OVER HIS FIRST CABINET MEETING SINCE THE DISCUSSIONS BEGAN ALMOST TWO WEEKS EARLIER. HE WAS UNDER STOOD TO HAVE BROUGHT HIS MINISTERS UP TO DATE ON BRITISH PROPOSALS. BUT ALTHOUGH THE NEGOTIATORS MET TWICE ID THE BUNDLING WHERE MR. SMITH'S OFFICES ARE HOUSED, THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION THAT THE BRITISH TEAM HAD CONFERRED WITH HIM OR OTHER RHODESIAN MINISTERS. AND THERE WAS STILL NO HINT OF AN IMMINENT BREAK IN THE FIVE-AND-A-HALF YEAR OLD STALEMATE.

    LORD GOODMAN AND HIS FOUR-MAN TEAM WARE STRUGGLING FOR AGREEMENT ON THE BRITISH SETTLEMENT PRINCIPLE OF UNIMPEDED PROGRESS TO MAJORITY RULE, REPORTS SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7TY6CSM7J47KSPSQOL7T0C2GZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7TY6CSM7J47KSPSQOL7T0C2GZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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