• Short Summary

    KING SAVANA VATHANA OF LAOS ARRIVED IN VIENTIANE, THE CAPITAL, ON THURSDAY (MARCH 4), TO CONVENE AN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

  • Description

    1.
    MS LOATIAN GIRLS ARRIVE AT AIRPORT
    3 1/2 ft

    2.
    LS PLANE TAXIS IN WITH KING ABROAD
    4 1/2 ft

    3.
    LS KING OUT OF PLANE
    7 ft

    4.
    MS KING GREETED BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF LAOS PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA
    9 1/2 ft

    5.
    MS KING RECEIVES BOUQUET OF FLOWERS FROM GIRLS THEN WALKS AWAY
    23 ft

    6.
    LS ASSEMBLY HOUSE
    24 ft

    7.
    LS CUTAWAY
    25 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR ARRIVES; GETS OUT OF CAR AND GREETED BY LAOTIAN OFFICIAL
    30 ft

    9.
    MS U.S. AMBASSADOR ARRIVES; OUT OF CAR AND GREETED BY SAME OFFICIAL
    32 ft

    10.
    MS FRENCH AMBASSADOR ARRIVES AND GREETED BY OFFICIAL
    34 ft

    11.
    MS JAPANESE AMBASSADOR
    35 ft

    12.
    LS CUTAWAY
    36 1/2 ft

    13.
    LS RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR ARRIVES AN GREETED BY AN OFFICIAL
    40 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: KING SAVANA VATHANA OF LAOS ARRIVED IN VIENTIANE, THE CAPITAL, ON THURSDAY (MARCH 4), TO CONVENE AN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. AT THE AIRPORT HE WAS GREETED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    A BEVY OF LAO GIRLS DRESSED COLOURFUL NATIONAL COSTUMES PRESENTED THE KING WITH BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS.

    AMBASSADORS OF AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATES, FRANCE, JAPAN, AND RUSSIAN WERE GREETED BY LOATION OFFICIALS WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HOUSE FOR THE OPENING.

    AT THE MEETING THE KING SAID THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WAS BEING CONVENED AT THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNMENT. IT'S BEING CALLED PRINCIPALLY TO RATIFY THE CHANGES IN THE MINISTRY WHICH WERE MADE NECESSARY BY WHAT THE KING CALLED "A CLEARING OF BAD POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE WHICH HAD EXISTED IN LAOS."
    THE KING WAS REFERRING TO THE RECENT ATTEMPTED COUP AND THE SUBSEQUENT FLIGHT OF REBEL RIGHT-WING LEADERS. PRESUMABLY THE CABINET WILL BE REFORMED AND POSITION FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY THE RIGHT-WING REBELS WILL BE RE-ALLOCATED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACVIDDRC91JWDL3QAJHZAAHPO4
    Media URN:
    VLVACVIDDRC91JWDL3QAJHZAAHPO4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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