• Short Summary

    THE PERMANENT NATO COUNCIL HAS FAILED TO AGREE TO A COMMON POLICY ON THE CONGO.?

  • Description

    THE PERMANENT NATO COUNCIL HAS FAILED TO AGREE TO A COMMON POLICY ON THE CONGO. AT A MEETING IN PARIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE 15 MEMBERS OF THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE DECIDED TO DISCUSS THE QUESTION AT A LATER MEETING.

    THE MEETING HEARD M. SPAAK, CALL FOR A POLITICAL SOLUTION OF THE CONGO'S DIVISIONS SINCE, HE SAID, NO MILITARY SOLUTION WAS POSSIBLE.

    M. SPAAK TOLD THE MEETINGS - REQUESTED BY BELGIUM - THAT A SETTLEMENT SHOULD BE SOUGHT IN THE CONTEXT OF RELATIONS BETWEEN AFRICAN STATES AS REPRESENTED IN THE AFRICAN UNITY ORGANISATION.

    TODAY'S TALKS CAME AS M. SPAAK PREPARED TO MEET THE CONGOLESE PREMIER, M. MOISE TSHOMBE, IN BRUSSELS. THIS MEETING, ORIGINALLY DUE TO BEGIN ON FRIDAY, WAS POSTPONED BY M. TSHOMBE IN LEOPOLDVILLE TODAY. THE CONGOLESE EMBASSY IN BRUSSELS SAID TONIGHT THE PRIME MINISTER WOULD LEAVE THE CONGO ON JANUARY 17.

    (THE CONGO GOVERNMENT HAS PERSISTENTLY OPPOSED ANY POLITICAL COMPROMISE WITH ITS OPPONENTS AND PRESIDENT JOSEPH KASAVUBU RECENTLY CALLED FOR A COMPLETE END TO ALL OUTSIDE INTERVENTION AS THE ONLY REAL SOLUTION TO HIS COUNTRY'S PROBLEMS.)
    (MR. AVERELL HARRIMAN ARRIVED IN LONDON TONIGHT BY AIR FROM THE PARIS MEETING FOR TALKS WITH THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON, AND BRITISH CABINET MEMBERS. IT WAS REPORTED IN PARIS EARLIER THAT MR. HARRIMAN WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL AID TO AFRICAN NATIONS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAFXGVU99UAUN83HAUKR5KQNJT
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFXGVU99UAUN83HAUKR5KQNJT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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