• Short Summary

    The "Algerian provisional Government" - political wing of Algerians national liberation movement - announced in Tunis, Nov. 20; a proposal that Ben Bella and four other leading Algerian nationalists now imprisoned in France, should be given the task of discussing with the France, should be given the task of discussing with the French Government "conditions and guarantees for the application of self-determination".

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    The "Algerian provisional Government" - political wing of Algerians national liberation movement - announced in Tunis, Nov. 20; a proposal that Ben Bella and four other leading Algerian nationalists now imprisoned in France, should be given the task of discussing with the France, should be given the task of discussing with the French Government "conditions and guarantees for the application of self-determination". The statement was read by M. Boumendjel, chief of the Press service of the nationalists Government.

    President de Gaulle, did not at first make any official reply to the proposal, but said the way was open to the Algerian rebels for a cease fire. Speaking during his tour of France's eastern provinces, he emphasised that he was referring to the rebels involved in the fighting and not those who were 'hors de combat'.

    French officials point out that General de Gaulle's offer of cease-fire talks was addressed to the active rebels and their leaders outside Algeria, but not to prisoners, and that the talks were to be non-political and limited to arranging a cease-fire.

    The Algerian announcement said that recent statements by the French Primer Minister and others had cast doubt on President de Gaulle's original offer of self-determination and made guarantees on the method of a free consultation more essential than ever.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJZXAWS7L79S45VK8KWTSOLV4
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJZXAWS7L79S45VK8KWTSOLV4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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