• Short Summary

    Lord Alport, the British envoy who has been sent to Rhodesia to sound out the possibility of reopening productive talks with the rebel regime there, has begun work with a first call on the British-appointed Governor, Sir Humphrey Gibbs.

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    Lord Alport, the British envoy who has been sent to Rhodesia to sound out the possibility of reopening productive talks with the rebel regime there, has begun work with a first call on the British-appointed Governor, Sir Humphrey Gibbs. When he arrived in Salisbury on Thursday (June 22) Lord Alport told reporters that if talks did not start as a result of his mission, he thought that they would not be begun for a very long time, if at all.

    Lord Alport, a former British High Commissioner to the now defunct Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, spent his first night in the Rhodesian capital as a guest of Sir Humphrey at Government House, before taking up headquarters yesterday in a local hotel. He has said he is prepared to stay three weeks or more to do his job, and is thought likely to meet Mr. Ian Smith, the Rhodesian Prime Minister, during his consultations.

    Asked at a press conference whether he agreed with pessimistic forecasts in Rhodesia about the outcome of his trip. Lord Alport said:"I carry nothing with me but my instructions."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8JL2339TLI6UGZXOQNY3KLP05
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JL2339TLI6UGZXOQNY3KLP05
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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