• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF REFUGEES FROM CENTRAL LAOS HAVE FLED INTO THE HILLS WEST OF THE PLAIN OF JARS RECENTLY FOLLOWING THE CONTINUOUS FIGHTING BETWEEN NEUTRALIST FORCES AND RIGHT-WING FORCES, UNDER GENERAL KONG LE, AND THE PRO-COMMUNIST PATHET LAO FORCES.

  • Description

    HUNDREDS OF REFUGEES FROM CENTRAL LAOS HAVE FLED INTO THE HILLS WEST OF THE PLAIN OF JARS RECENTLY FOLLOWING THE CONTINUOUS FIGHTING BETWEEN NEUTRALIST FORCES AND RIGHT-WING FORCES, UNDER GENERAL KONG LE, AND THE PRO-COMMUNIST PATHET LAO FORCES.

    THE REFUGEES ARE NOW BEING RESETTLED IN A HILL TOP VILLAGE AFTER FLEEING FROM THE PATHET LAO ADVANCE ACROSS THE PLAIN OF JARS.

    TODAY (SUNDAY) PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, GAVE NEWS OF A FRESH PATHET LAO ATTACK ON NEUTRALIST TROOPS AT MUONG KHEUNG, 15 MILES (24 KILOMETRES) NORTH-EAST OF THE PLAIN OF JARS.

    ON THE QUESTION OF ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LAOS, PRINCE SOUVANNA SAID HE WOULD AGREE PROVIDING THERE WAS AN IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE AND THE PATHET LAO WITHDREW FROM THEIR POSITIONS RECENTLY CAPTURED FROM NEUTRALIST FORCES.

    THE PRINCE SAID THAT ORIGINALLY HE FAVOURED JUST HOLDING CONSULTATIONS WITH THE 14 NATIONS WHO SIGNED THE 1962 GENEVA AGREEMENT ON A NEUTRAL LAOS, BUT FRANCE, RUSSIA, AND CAMBODIA HAD PROPOSED A NEW INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. HE SAID THE CONFERENCE SHOULD BE ABLE TO STRENGTHEN THE POSITION OF THE LAOTIAN GOVERNMENT AND GIVE THE PRIME MINISTER ADEQUATE POWERS TO INSTIGATE ALL NECESSARY INTERVENTION BY THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABLNLR4Q4ZC7YL7TKXYFH3KMR7
    Media URN:
    VLVABLNLR4Q4ZC7YL7TKXYFH3KMR7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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