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    At a ceremony at Marlborough House this afternoon, Mr. Michael Stewart, Secretary of State for?

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    GVS MARLBOROUGH HOUSE



    GV. PAN, PRESS TO MR MICHAEL STEWART OPENING MEETING



    CU HIGH COMMISSIONERS WAITING TO SIGN AGREEMENT



    HIGH COMMISSIONER OF --



    JAMAICA SIGNING.



    KENYA. "



    AUSTRALIA. "



    TRINIDAD. "



    GHANA "



    GUIANA. " ALSO SIGNED FOR BARBADOS



    SINGAPORE. "



    NIGERIA.



    MALAWI.



    SIERRE LEONE.



    GAMBIA.



    TANZANIA.



    ZAMBIA.



    CYPRUS. (NO NAMES OF HIGH COMMISSIONERS AVAILABLE).




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    NOT FOR PUBLICATION, BROADCAST OR USE ON CLUB TAPES BEFORE 15.30 B.S.T. ON 27 JANUARY, 1969

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At a ceremony at Marlborough House this afternoon, Mr. Michael Stewart, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and the Diplomatic Representatives of twenty-two other Commonwealth countries terminated the Commonwealth Telegraphs Agreement of 1948 and 1963 and signed a new Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Financial Agreement.

    2. The agreements concern a Commonwealth business partnership in a worldwide telecommunications system. Since 1948 the Commonwealth Telecommunications Board has provided the consultative and administrative machinery for the partnership. The Board dissolves on 1 April, 1969, and its responsibilities are then transferred to the Council of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation.

    3. The new organisation will enable the present co-operation between Commonwealth Governments in telecommunication matters to continue and to expand as needed to meet changing conditions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NMD7QZVOHP7ZU6IN054T2Q06
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NMD7QZVOHP7ZU6IN054T2Q06
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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