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    MR. ROBERT KENNEDY, THE U.S. ATTORNEY-GENERAL, WAS DUE TO LEAVE WASHINGTON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR TALKS?

  • Description

    MR. ROBERT KENNEDY, THE U.S. ATTORNEY-GENERAL, WAS DUE TO LEAVE WASHINGTON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR TALKS IN TOKYO WITH PRESIDENT SUKARNO. THE INDONESIAN LEADER ARRIVED THERE EARLIER TODAY FOR A HOLIDAY.

    MR. KENNEDY, BROTHER OF THE LATE PRESIDENT, IS EXPECTED TO TRY TO DISSUADE DR. SUKARNO FROM HIS DETERMINATION TO "CRUSH" THE NEW MALAYSIAN FEDERATION. HE MAY ALSO POINT OUT THE POSSIBLE CANCELLING OF U.S. AID IF INDONESIA PERSISTS IN HER ANTI-MALAYSIA POLICY.

    DR. SUCKARNO IS IN TOKYO AFTER VISITS TO THE PHILIPPINES AND CAMBODIA. HE TOOK TIME OFF FROM TALKS IN MANILA LAST WEEK TO FLY 350 MILES (560 KMS) SOUTH-EAST TO CEBU, AN ISLAND TOWN INDONESIA AND THE PHILIPPINES HAVE SELECTED TO REPLACE SINGAPORE AS THE DUTY-FREE "EMPEORIUM" PORT OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA.

    A LARGE CROWD WAS AT CEBU AIRPORT TO GREET THE INDONESIAN LEADER. CEBU MAYOR SERGIO OSME?A WELCOMED HIM WITH A KEY TO THE TOWN. AFTER BEING GARLANDED, THE INDONESIAN LEADER INSPECTED A GUARD-OF-HONOUR BEFORE MOVING OFF TO THE MAYORAL RESIDENCE WHERE HE MET OTHER FILIPINO OFFICIALS.

    HE PROMISED THAT INDONESIA WOULD RE-ROUTE GBP70 MILLION WORTH OF TRADE FROM SINGAPORE TO CEBU, WHICH HAS ALREADY STARTED PRIVATE RECLAMATION AND DOCK CONSTRUCTION. THE DEVELOPMENT IS A PRIVATE PROJECT, WITH MUCH OF THE MONEY COMING FROM U.S. SOURCES.

    THE DIVERSION OF TRADE FROM SINGAPORE IS PART OF INDONESIA'S "CONFRONTATION" POLICY WITH MALAYSIA -- THE FOUR-STATE FEDERATION DR. SUKARNO HAS BRANDED AS A "BRITISH-SPONSORED NEO-COLONIALIST PLOT."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC2BQ5XEU4WI3GD2VC70E7CW29
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2BQ5XEU4WI3GD2VC70E7CW29
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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