• Short Summary

    Indonesian Vice President Adam Malik warned visiting United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim Wednesday (9 May) that the conflicts in Indochina could explode into an global conflagration.

  • Description

    Indonesian Vice President Adam Malik warned visiting United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim Wednesday (9 May) that the conflicts in Indochina could explode into an global conflagration.

    At a state banquet in Dr Waldhiem's honour, Mr Malik said that after a short period of tranquillity, the region was again affected by conflicts, and he warned that south east Asia was at a critical juncture in its history. The Indonesian Vice President also referred to the continuing problem of Vietnamese refugees, which he said were causing serious political and social complications to the ASEAN countries.

    SYNOPSIS: The refugee question was discussed at length earlier in the day in talks between the UN chief and the Indonesian president General Suharto.

    Indonesia has referred to set up a temporary processing centre on one of its islands for 22,000 Vietnamese refugees.

    Dr Waldheim described the offer as very important and expressed his thanks to Indonesia for helping the United Nations solve the problems in a satisfactory ?ay.

    Diplomats from ASEAN and several other countries including the United States and Australia will be attending a conference in Jakarta next week to discuss details of Indonesian offer and to examine financial arrangements to cover the cost of running the processing centre.

    Waldheim told reporters late that he informed President Suharto about an offer from the Vietnamese Premier Pham Van Dong to cooperate with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and with other countries in setting the problem by allowing the orderly departure of refugees. (seq 1-5)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABLDJE3SD544A9MP8Y7FLJR7SD
    Media URN:
    VLVABLDJE3SD544A9MP8Y7FLJR7SD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment