• Short Summary

    THE DUTCH MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WERE AT AMSTERDAM'S SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, LATE ON JANUARY 19, TO SEE DUTCH SECRETARY OF STATE T.

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    THE DUTCH MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WERE AT AMSTERDAM'S SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, LATE ON JANUARY 19, TO SEE DUTCH SECRETARY OF STATE T.TH.BOT OFF ON A TRIP TO WEST NEW GUINEA.

    IN A BRIEF PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE AIRPORT, MR.BOT SAID HE WAS GOING TO DISCUSS "USUAL BUSINESS" WITH THE GOVERNOR OF THE TERRITORY, IN HOLLANDIA.

    MR.BOT DECLARED HIS VISIT HAD BEEN PLANNED LONG BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND WAS NOT CONNECTED WITH RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DISPUTE BETWEEN INDONESIA AND HOLLAND OVER WEST NEW GUINEA.HE WAS PREPARED TO MEET "ANYBODY WHO WANTED DETAILED EXPLANATIONS OF THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE CONCERNING THE TERRITORY", AND THE MAIN OBJECT OF HIS MISSION WAS TO "LISTEN AND LOOK AROUND".

    THERE HAVE BEEN NO FURTHER MILITARY INCIDENTS SINCE JANUARY 15, WHEN DUTCH WARSHIPS OPENED FIRE ON INDONESIAN MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS OFF THE SOUTH COAST OF WEST NEW GUINEA AND SANK ONE OF THEM.PRESIDENT SOEKARNO OF INDONESIA CONVENED HIS "LIBERATION OPERATIONS STAFF" AT DJAKARTA, JANUARY 20, AND ANNOUNCED THE FORTHCOMING PROMOTION OF COLONEL OMARDANI TO THE RANK OF MAJOR-GENERAL AND HIS APPOINTMENT AS AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9S3URN2NZETJ23KD7XHMXEUZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9S3URN2NZETJ23KD7XHMXEUZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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