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    1.
    Film opens with arrival of General Mohammed Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan in the Council Chamber. On his right is Mr. Manzoor Qadir, Foreign Minister of Pakistan and Chairman of the Pakistan delegation which - incidentally - is the largest of the five participating nations, numbering 32 members. Mr. Qadir is also the leader of this delegation. On the left of the President is Mr. M. O. A. Baig (a Pakistan), who is Secretary-General of the Baghdad Pact Organization


    2.
    The Chairman introduces the leader of the Iranian delegation, Dr. Manoucher Prime Minister, who reads, in French, his address to the Council.


    3.
    This is followed by a reading of the address in English, by Mrs. Marrett, wife of an RAF officer, and an accomplished linquist, who speaks and thinks in five languages: English, French, Italian, Arabic and Spanish. She is a professional linquist, and works for the UNO, WHO, and NATO.


    4.
    The Chairman next introduces the leader of the Turkish delegation, Mr. Adnan Menderes, who is the leader of his nation's delegation. He spoke from a prepared text, in English


    5.
    Mr. Duncan Sandys, Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom, and son-in-law of Winston Churchill is next given the floor, and reads his address to the Council. On his right is Sir Alexander Symon, U.K. High Commissioner to Pakistan.


    6.
    The Chairman calls upon Mr. Loy W. Henderson, Deputy Under Secretary of State of the United States, to deliver his address. On his left is Mr. James M. Langley, Ambassador of the United States.


    7.
    Between the formal speeches, where possible, we made cutaways of the distinguished visitors' galleries, and general views of the room; the members of the press were her???ed together at the far right end of the room. About 20 Pakistani still-cameramen were quite successful in cluttering up the limited picture-taking area, and poor lighting arrangements made it necessary to work at 1.5, so that the depth of focus is consequently rather limited. At the back of the leaders' bench of each nation are ranked the other members of the delegation.


    8.
    At the conclusion of the formal meeting, President Ayub goes personally to the leader of each delegation for a word of greeting, and we have some rather ungood (we fear) long shots of this confusion.


    9.
    Final footage shows views of entrance to Council Chamber, as cars drive away with distinguished visitors, and street traffic on adjacent Bunder Road is halted to give priority to Council traffic.




    Initials


    NOTE: DEVELOP FULLY; PROBABLY SOMEWHAT UNDEREXPOSED AS LIGHTING POOR

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3QE27NG70072U96IDWPLZ4P5
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3QE27NG70072U96IDWPLZ4P5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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