• Short Summary

    VITAL TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF MALTA OPENED TODAY (TUESDAY) IN LONDON'S MARLBOROUGH HOUSE.PRESIDENT WAS?

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    VITAL TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF MALTA OPENED TODAY (TUESDAY) IN LONDON'S MARLBOROUGH HOUSE.PRESIDENT WAS MR.DUNCAN SANDYS, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS.

    IN HIS OPENING SPEECH MR.SANDYS REFERRED TO BRITAIN'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
    THE ISLAND'S TWO MAIN POLITICAL GROUPS WERE PRESENT, EACH WITH DECIDED VIEWS ON THE TYPE OF CONSTITUTION THEY WANT.PRIME MINISTER BORG OLIVIER, LEADER OF THE RULING NATIONALIST PARTY, HAS AIRED HIS VIEWS AT EARLIER TALKS IN MALTA.

    RIVAL LEADER, DOM MINTOFF, SPOKESMAN FOR MALTA'S LABOUR PARTY, IS EXPECTED TO SEEK A REPUBLICAN-STYLE CONSTITUTION.HE ALSO SEEKS INDEPENDENCE AT AN EARLY DATE.

    THE ISLAND'S SPLINTER PARTIES WANT INDEPENDENCE DEFERRED UNTIL THEIR ECONOMY IS STABILISED.THE ISLAND IN THE PAST HAS RELIED PRIMARILY ON THE NAVAL BASE, NOW OF DECLINING IMPORTANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAB47XRHS90R442XK0S2KEU9R9
    Media URN:
    VLVAAB47XRHS90R442XK0S2KEU9R9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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