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    More than three hundred delegates from fifteen countries gathered in the Mongolian capital, Ulan-Bator, recently for the fifth General Conference for Peace organised by the Buddhist Organisation of Asian Countries.

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    More than three hundred delegates from fifteen countries gathered in the Mongolian capital, Ulan-Bator, recently for the fifth General Conference for Peace organised by the Buddhist Organisation of Asian Countries.

    SYNOPSIS: Among the delegates at Ulan-Bator's Buddhist Academy were Buddhist monks from all over Asia, observers from other religions and international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Peace Council and the Organisation of Solidarity of Asia and Africa. The conference marked the tenth anniversary of the Buddhist peace organisation.

    The Dalai Lama attended the conference and addressed the opening session. Mongolia itself has a long association with Buddhism. In fact, the first Dalai lama was proclaimed there in the sixteenth century. Delegates from Kampuchea and Butan attended the conference for the first time, alongside representatives from long-term member countries of the Buddhist peace movement. Discussion centred around disarmament and Buddhist involvement in the peace movement in Asia and the rest of the world. Delegates discussed the importance of the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty signed recently in Vienna.

    Delegates also had the chance to visit an exhibition of items from various national Buddhist centres which were displayed in the Ulan-Bator Academy during the conference. But, on the first day, the religious leader listened intently while the Dalai Lama -- the Tibetan Buddhist leader who had to flee his country when the Chinese invaded it -- spoke of the need for world peace.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UGR4L770MIA40IWGV948MMSF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UGR4L770MIA40IWGV948MMSF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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