• Short Summary

    ASEAN, the five nation economic grouping of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, look set for a showdown with Australia over its plans to introduce cheap fares, no-stopover flights to Europe.

  • Description

    1.
    GV ASEAN Economic Minister meeting sign.
    2 ft

    2.
    GV Thai delegation seated at table.
    4 ft

    3.
    GV and SV Singapore delegations (2 shots)
    10 ft

    4.
    GV ZOOM SV Malaysia delegation
    15 ft

    5.
    GV Indonesia delegation
    17 ft

    6.
    SV Philippines delegation
    19 ft

    7.
    SV Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Hussein Onn take on platform with ASEAN Economic ministers
    28 ft

    8.
    SV Thai Minister
    30 ft

    9.
    SV and GV Hussein Onn speaking and delegates listening (3 shots)
    52 ft

    10.
    GV delegates applaud end
    55 ft


    Ministers are divided over how strong a stand ASEAN should take against Australia.



    Singapore, as the region's pivotal trouist destination, and the country which stands to lose the most from the low cost scheme, is believed by informed sources to be in favour of strong united action. Seq 1-3



    But other countries such as Malaysia are taking the view that they are not against the introduction of cheap fares as such, but would like to discuss with Australia how to avoid hurting their tourist industries.



    ASEAN officials are due to hold talks on the matter with the Australian government in Canberra next month.



    Ministers also focused their attention on ASEAN's economic relationships with third countries, particularly the European Common Market, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, which are the group's largest trading partners. Seq 4-8



    Addressing the gathering, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Hussein Onn said ASEAN was not satisfied with the progress achieved so far in taking such international issues as multilateral trade negotiations and commodity problems.



    He said that although the ideals of a new international economic order have been endorsed by the world community, the commitments by the industrialised nations yet to be kept. Seq 9-10




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ASEAN, the five nation economic grouping of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, look set for a showdown with Australia over its plans to introduce cheap fares, no-stopover flights to Europe. At a two day meeting of ASEAN economic ministers which opened on Thursday (14 December) in Kuala Lumpur, ways were being considered to counter the Australian move.

    The ASEAN countries are deeply concerned about the impact the proposals would have which would restrict the cheap rate European services to Qantas and British Airways.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA850WLOG26TW4YHYBR1NE69WLW
    Media URN:
    VLVA850WLOG26TW4YHYBR1NE69WLW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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