• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT LEFT ALGIERS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOR PARIS AFTER ATTENDING THE OPENING SESSIONS OF THE FIFTH SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY.

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    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT LEFT ALGIERS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOR PARIS AFTER ATTENDING THE OPENING SESSIONS OF THE FIFTH SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY. PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA LEFT ON THE SAME AIRCRAFT AS U THANT. BOTH MEN WERE SEEN OFF BY PRESIDENT HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE OF ALGERIA.

    U THANT GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE AIRPORT PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE. HE DECLINED TO COMMENT ON THE SITUATION IN MIDDLE EAST DURING PRESENT EFFORTS TO REACH A PEACEFUL SOLUTION.

    U THANT IS TO ADDRESS A CONFERENCE OF NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN PARIS TODAY (MONDAY), AND WILL MEET MR. GUNNAR JARRING, HIS SPECIAL ENVOY TO THE MIDDLE EAST.

    ZAMBIA'S DR. KAUNDA, PRESIDENT OF ONE OF THE FOUR AFRICAN STATES WHICH RECOGNIZE BIAFRA, ON FRIDAY (13 SEPTEMBER) REJECTED A VICE-PRESIDENCY OF THE O.A.U. BECAUSE OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEMBER COUNTRIES OVER THE NIGERIAN CONFLICT. OF THE FOUR AFRICAN STATES WHICH RECOGNIZE BIAFRA -- THE OTHERS ARE TANZANIA, THE IVORY COAST AND GABON -- ZAMBIA IS THE ONLY ONE REPRESENTED IN ALGERIA BY ITS PRESIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACOCYUUQMT8410KZ7CQIX6SVOS
    Media URN:
    VLVACOCYUUQMT8410KZ7CQIX6SVOS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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