• Short Summary

    RIVAL FACTIONS IN LAOS -- AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BIG POWERS WHO SUPPORT THEM -- SANK THEIR DIFFERENCES TO ATTEND A RECENT ROYAL WEDDING IN VIENTIANE.

  • Description

    RIVAL FACTIONS IN LAOS -- AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BIG POWERS WHO SUPPORT THEM -- SANK THEIR DIFFERENCES TO ATTEND A RECENT ROYAL WEDDING IN VIENTIANE. PRINCE PANYA, SON OF LAOTIAN PRIME MINISTER PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, MARRIED THE 22-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF A WEALTHY BUSINESSMAN IN A TRADITIONAL BUDDHIST CEREMONY.

    VIRTUALLY THE ENTIRE VIENTIANE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ATTENDED THE WEDDING, INCLUDING ENVOYS FROM THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, NORTH VIETNAM, THE SOVIET UNION AND THE UNITED STATES.

    PRESENTING A RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR EXTENSIVE DIPLOMATIC CONTACTS, THE WEDDING WAS REPORTED TO BE THE OCCASION FOR POLITICAL SOUNDING ON THE NEW FIRE-POINT PEACE PLAN OFFERED TO THE LAOTIAN GOVERNMENT BY THE PATHET LAO -- WITH NORTH VIETNAMESE APPROVAL.

    DURING THE CEREMONY, THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR G. MCMURTRIE GODLEY CONFERRED WITH HIS SOVIET COLLEAGUE, WHILE PREMIER SOUVANNA PHOUMA TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE OCCASION FOR TALKS WITH THE ENVOY OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8LGEQ4TE1BLXK6RUFHO9QFME2
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LGEQ4TE1BLXK6RUFHO9QFME2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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