• 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

    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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    Film ID:
    VLVACVIDDRC91JWDL3QAJHZAAHPO4
    Media URN:
    VLVACVIDDRC91JWDL3QAJHZAAHPO4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding 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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