• Short Summary

    THE 14-NATION CONFERENCE OF LAOS - MEETING IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - APPROVED DEC 4 A FORMULA FOR AN AGREEMENT TO UPHOLD LAOTIAN NEUTRALITY UNDER A COALITION GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. PALAIS DES NATIONS.
    0.05

    2.
    CU. SIGN RELATING TO CONFERENCE.
    0.08

    3.
    SV. DELEGATION FROM VIET-NAM.
    0.11

    4.
    SV. FRENCH DELEGATE ARRIVES.
    0.14

    5.
    SV. DELEGATES FROM CHINA.
    0.19

    6.
    CU. POLISH DELEGATE.
    0.21

    7.
    CU. DELEGATE FROM CAMBODIA.
    0.28

    8.
    CU. THAILAND DELEGATION.
    0.34

    9.
    CU. THAI AMBASSADOR ARRIVES.
    0.36

    10.
    SCU. CANADIAN DELEGATION.
    0.40

    11.
    SV.PAN.. BRITISH DELEGATION.
    0.43

    12.
    LV. LAOS-ROYAL DELEGATE ARRIVES.
    0.47

    13.
    SV. MAN CLOSES DOORS TO BUILDING.
    0.54

    14.
    GV. PALAIS DES NATIONS.
    0.49



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    Background: THE 14-NATION CONFERENCE OF LAOS - MEETING IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - APPROVED DEC 4 A FORMULA FOR AN AGREEMENT TO UPHOLD LAOTIAN NEUTRALITY UNDER A COALITION GOVERNMENT. IT HAS BEEN LABORIOUSLY WORKED OUT IN PRIVATE NEGOTIATIONS DURING RECENT WEEKS.

    DELEGATES WERE FILMED ARRIVING FOR THIS MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN SECURING AN AGREEMENT TO THE LAOS PROBLEM. IT IS REPORTED THAT A COMPLETE SETTLEMENT MIGHT BE EFFECTED BEFORE THE END OF 1961.

    BIG CONCESSIONS WERE MADE BY EAST AND WEST IN REACHING THE FORMULA. IT INCLUDES THE MERGING OF PRIVATE ARMIES IN LAOS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION, AND THE SAFEGUARDED AND BALANCED WITHDRAWAL OF FOREIGN TROOPS. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, FOR EXAMPLE, MADE OPTIMISTIC COMMENTS ON THE PROSPECTS OF SUCCESS.

    ONE BIG ISSUE REMAINS, HOWEVER. WHICH OF THE THREE LAOTIAN PRINCES - REPRESENTING THE LEFT, RIGHT AND NEUTRAL FACTIONS - WILL FORM THE COALITION GOVERNMENT?.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC22FOTW6IZW19W2WB38R67Q1A
    Media URN:
    VLVAC22FOTW6IZW19W2WB38R67Q1A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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