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    AT THE UNION BUILDING IN PRETORIA, MAY 7, DR. VERWOERD, THE SOUTH AFRICAN PRIME MINISTER,?

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    AT THE UNION BUILDING IN PRETORIA, MAY 7, DR. VERWOERD, THE SOUTH AFRICAN PRIME MINISTER, AND HIS FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. ERIC LOUW, RECEIVED TWO SPECIALLY APPOINTED UNITED NATIONS DELEGATES FOR TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF THE MANDATED TERRITORY OF SOUTH-WEST AFRICA.

    DR. VITORIO CARPIO OF THE PHILIPPINES AND DR. SALVADOR MARTINEZ DE ALVA OF MEXICO - CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE SPECIAL UN COMMITTEE ON SOUTH-WEST AFRICA - CAME TO SOUTH AFRICA ON MAY 5. THEY WERE INSTRUCTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO TRY TO ENTER SOUTH-WEST AFRICA TO INVESTIGATE CONDITIONS THERE AND TO CONSULT WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT ON SEVERAL ISSUES INCLUDING A REPEAL OF THE APARTHEID LAWS.

    AFTER THE FIRST DAY'S TALKS IN PRETORIA, DR. CARPIO SAID VERY SATISFACTORY PROGRESS HAD BEEN MADE. DR. VERWOERD INVITED THE TWO DELEGATES TO VISIT THE DISPUTED TERRITORY AND SAID THEY WOULD BE GIVEN EVERY FACILITY TO SEE WHATEVER THEY WISHED AND MEET ANYONE THEY WANTED TO MEET.

    A COMMUNIQUE STATED THAT, IN EXTENDING THE INVITATION, THE PRIME MINISTER REITERATED THAT SUCH A VISIT "WOULD NOT IN ANY WAY IMPLY ANY ADMISSION BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT OF UNITED NATIONS AUTHORITY".

    THE POSITION REGARDING THE MANDATE OVER SOUTH-WEST AFRICA - A POINT OF CONTROVERSY THAT HAS AGGRAVATED UN-SOUTH AFRICAN RELATIONS FOR MANY YEARS - IS THE SUBJECT OF A CASE NOW PENDING BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GLBSWLSZT3U9M0ZUQH4NMTLS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GLBSWLSZT3U9M0ZUQH4NMTLS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1962
    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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