• Short Summary

    THE AFRO-ASIAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE WHICH WAS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN ALGIERS ON TUESDAY HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 5, IT WAS ANNOUNCED TONIGHT (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    THE AFRO-ASIAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE WHICH WAS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN ALGIERS ON TUESDAY HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 5, IT WAS ANNOUNCED TONIGHT (SATURDAY). THIS WAS DECIDED BY A 15-NATION PREPARATORY COMMITTEE WHO ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT THE MEETING OF FOREIGN MINISTERS, WHICH WAS TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE TODAY, WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN ALGIERS ON OCTOBER 28. THIS BRINGS TO AN END SPECULATION ABOUT THE FATE OF THE CONFERENCE SINCE THE COUP DEPOSING PRESIDENT BEN BELL LAST SATURDAY.

    THE 15-NATION COMMITTEE -- OFFICIALLY THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE AFRO-ASIAN CONFERENCE -- HELD ITS DECISIVE MEETING TODAY AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. AT THE SAME TIME IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE START OF THE TWICE-POSTPONED FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING WOULD BE AGAIN DELAYED. HOWEVER, AT THE BOMB-SCARRED CLUB DE PINS CONFERENCE HALL, ABOUT 20 KILOMETRES (12 MILES) WEST OF ALGIERS, SOME DELEGATIONS WERE ALREADY ARRIVING.

    FOR THE DELEGATES, MANY OF WHOM HAD PRESSED FOR A POSTPONEMENT, THE ANNOUNCEMENT ENDED THE INTENSE LOBBYING WHICH HAD TAKEN PLACE IN HOTELS AND MEETING PLACES IN ALGIERS OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS.

    THE COMMUNIQUE SAID THE COUNTRY HAD TREATED THE CONDITIONS NECESSARY FOR THE HOLDING OF THE CONFERENCE", BUT NOT ALL THE DELEGATIONS WHICH HAD ACCEPTED INVITATIONS HAD IN FACT COME, DESPITE POSTPONEMENTS OF THE FOREIGN MINISTERS' MEETING. THE CONFERENCE'S SUCCESS DEPENDED ON THE WIDEST POSSIBLE PARTICIPATION OF AFRO-ASIAN COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABSNGQV0M6VP6PG9XZDI7TFIKZ
    Media URN:
    VLVABSNGQV0M6VP6PG9XZDI7TFIKZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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