• Short Summary

    In Sri Lanka, the opening session of a twenty-five nation meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement was delayed on Thursday (7 June) by a dispute over Kampuchean representation and Egyptian membership.

  • Description

    In Sri Lanka, the opening session of a twenty-five nation meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement was delayed on Thursday (7 June) by a dispute over Kampuchean representation and Egyptian membership. After twenty-four hours of emergency talks, the conference opened with the two issues unresolved.

    SYNOPSIS: Five hundred delegates from eighty-eight countries and eight international organisations gathered in Colombo's conference hall. The Movement's twenty-five nation co-ordination bureau was to prepare for a full summit meeting in Cuba next September.

    Sri Lankan President Junius Richard Jayawardene told delegates that consultations on the Egyptian and Kampuchean questions were continuing. By the end of the four-day meeting, hard line Arab rejectionist states had failed to have Egypt suspended from the Movement for signing the peace treaty with Israel.

    The delegation from the new Kampuchean government of Heng Samrin objected to the presence of representatives from the ousted Pol Pot government. The whole issue of Kampuchean representation was left to be resolved during the Havana summit and the pro-Pol Pot delegates were allowed to remain in the conference without voting rights.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7US9QNH7N14MGNGT8VO5P91B8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7US9QNH7N14MGNGT8VO5P91B8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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