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    CANADA'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, MR.LESTER PEARSON, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ARRIVED IN LONDON FOR A GENERAL REVIEW?

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    CANADA'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, MR.LESTER PEARSON, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ARRIVED IN LONDON FOR A GENERAL REVIEW OF WORLD ISSUES WITH THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR.MACMILLAN.ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, MR.PEARSON WAS MET AT LONDON AIRPORT BY THE CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER, MR.GEORGE DREW, AND, ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, BY LORD DILHORNE.

    TONIGHT, AT ADMIRALTY HOUSE, MR.PEARSON AND MR.MACMILLAN BEGAN THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF TALKS COVERING FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TRADE EXPANSION AND DEFENCE.THE 66-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN PREMIER HAS ALREADY MADE IT KNOWN THAT HE FAVOURS A GENERAL REDUCTION IN TRADE BARRIERS BETWEEN BRITAIN, CANADA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.THE MATTER WILL BE DISCUSSED FURTHER AT A MEETING IN LONDON NEXT MONTH OF COMMONWEALTH TRADE MINISTERS.

    A PROMINENT QUESTION IN THE DEFENCE DISCUSSIONS WILL BE THE FUTURE ROLE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION, WHICH LATER THIS MONTH WILL BE HOLDING A MINISTERIAL MEETING IN OTTAWA.FOLLOWING HIS TALKS WITH MR.MACMILLAN, THE CANADIAN PREMIER NEXT WEEK WILL SEE PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

    MR.PEARSON, A FORMER UNITED NATIONS PRESIDENT AND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY HE BELIEVED AS STRONGLY AS EVEN IN THE NEED FOR INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT TO DO AWAY WITH ALL WEAPONS.THE FIRST STEP TOWARD THIS WOULD BE ENDING NUCLEAR TESTS.

    DURING HIS STAY IN LONDON, THE CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER WILL ALSO MEET LEADERS OF THE BRITISH LABOUR AND LIBERAL PARTIES AND, ON FRIDAY NIGHT, WILL GO TO WINDSOR CASTLE AS THE GUEST OF QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRMEXRCVA26XUT8DJO01UCA5
    Media URN:
    VLVACRMEXRCVA26XUT8DJO01UCA5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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