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    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT'S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN NIGERIA, MR. NILS GOERAN GUSSING YESTERDAY?

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    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT'S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN NIGERIA, MR. NILS GOERAN GUSSING YESTERDAY (MONDAY) SPENT 90 MINUTES WITH THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON IN "VERY FRANK" DISCUSSIONS ON THE 14-MONTH-OLD CIVIL CONFLICT.

    MR. GUSSING, WHO ARRIVED IN LAGOS LAST SATURDAY (17 AUGUST) SAID LATER THAT GENERAL GOWON HAD GIVEN HIS OPINIONS AND HAD ASKED FOR THESE TO BE PASSED TO U THANT.

    BUT MR. GUSSING, A 56-YEAR-OLD SWEDE WITH WIDE EXPERIENCE IN REFUGEE WORK, WOULD MAKE NO COMMENT AS TO WHETHER THE GENERAL SHED ANY LIGHT ON THE RELIEF SITUATION - STALLED BECAUSE BIAFRA, NIGERIA'S BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION, HAS OPPOSED LAND CORRIDORS PROPOSED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WHICH IN TURN OPPOSES THE MERCY AIR CORRIDOR SUGGESTED BY BIAFRA.

    MR. GUSSING SAID HE WOULD STAY IN NIGERIA FOR ABOUT A WEEK TO MEET OTHER GOVERNMENT MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVE OF RELIEF AGENCIES. ALSO PRESENT AT MONDAY'S MEETING WERE DR. OKOI ARIKPO, THE NIGERIAN COMMISSIONER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND OTHER U.N. OFFICIALS IN NIGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABT05C8JO46K6T38YPRQSJBHJM
    Media URN:
    VLVABT05C8JO46K6T38YPRQSJBHJM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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