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    France has criticised Rhodesia's closure of its border with Zambia, during Wednesday's (January 31) third day of debate on the issue at the United Nations Security Council.

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    France has criticised Rhodesia's closure of its border with Zambia, during Wednesday's (January 31) third day of debate on the issue at the United Nations Security Council.

    M. Louis de Guiringaud, the chief French representative, said his country deplored Rhodesia's action and the serious incidents which accompanied it, involving loss of life. He also paid tribute to the courage of the Zambian people in refusing to take advantage of the Rhodesians' offer to make copper exports through Rhodesia an exception to the border closure.

    The Council was hearing a Zambian complaint that Rhodesia had carried out numerous acts of subversion and sabotage in Zambian territory.

    Australia and the United States also criticised Rhodesia's actions during Wednesday's hearing. Film coverage of the highlights of their ambassadors' speeches is contained in production number 1077/73, also serviced from London on Thursday (February 1).

    SYNOPSIS: France has joined in the criticism of Rhodesia's closure of its border with Zambia, at the continuing debate on the issue at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday. It was the third day of the debate on a Zambian complaint that Rhodesia had carried out numerous acts of sabotage and subversion in zambian territory.

    France's chief representative, Monsieur Louis Guiringaud, said his country very much regretted the events which have taken place recently - and it was very worried about their future effects Rhodesia's actions in closing the border were deplorable and scandalous, he said, and resulted in serious incidents - some involving loss of life He said,and resulted in serious incidents - some involving loss of life He also paid tribute to the courage of the zambian people or refusing to take advantage of a rhodesian offer to exempt from the border closure, copper exports through Rhodesia.

    But the tightening of sanctions against Rhodesia should prove unnecessary, continued Monsieur Guiringaud. For Zambia's determination to export and import through other neighbouring countries should reduce the hard currency earning of Rhodesia,thus increasing its economic difficulties.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8O8LBHIOTXVW4IBW4S0514WXR
    Media URN:
    VLVA8O8LBHIOTXVW4IBW4S0514WXR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1973
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
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    N/A

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