• Short Summary

    MILITARY CHIEFS OF THE SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) MET IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) TO REVIEW FAR EASTERN DEFENCE AND VIETNAMESE WAR DEVELOPMENTS.

  • Description

    MILITARY CHIEFS OF THE SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION (SEATO) MET IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) TO REVIEW FAR EASTERN DEFENCE AND VIETNAMESE WAR DEVELOPMENTS.

    FRANCE SENT ONLY AN OBSERVER. THE FRENCH TRICOLOUR FLEW WITH THE FLAGS OF THE OTHER SEVEN NATIONS OF THE ALLIANCE - BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, PAKISTAN, THAILAND, AND THE PHILIPPINES - AT LANCASTER HOUSE, WHERE THE CONFERENCE OPENED.

    THE LONE FRENCH OBSERVER WAS SEEN BUT NOT HEARD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ITSELF. PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, ANXIOUS TO AVOID INVOLVEMENT IN AMERICAN POLICY IN VIETNAM, HAD DECIDED THAT FRANCE'S REPRESENTATIVE SHOULD NOT TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN THE DISCUSSIONS, IN WHICH THE VIETNAMESE WAR WAS THE KEY TOPIC. THE REDUCED STATUS ON THE FRENCH REPRESENTATION WAS IN LINE WITH THE FRENCH DECISION TO HAVE ONLY AN OBSERVER INSTEAD OF THE FOREIGN MINISTER AT NEXT WEEK'S SEATO MINISTERIAL MEETING.

    FRANCE HAS ALSO WITHDRAWN FROM NEXT MONTH'S SEATO NAVAL EXERCISE IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. ALL THESE ACTIONS HAVE STRENGTHENED SPECULATION THAT FRANCE MIGHT LEAVE SEATO ALTOGETHER.

    PLANS TO MEET THE GROWTH OF THE WAR IN VIETNAM ARE EXPECTED TO BE DISCUSSED IN THE STRICTLY PRIVATE TWO-DAY MEETING OF THE MILITARY CHIEFS. THE MEETING IS ALSO EXPECTED TO REVIEW THE STATUS OF FORCES IN THE MEMBER NATIONS; MAKE PLANS TO COPE WITH ANY SITUATION THAT MIGHT ARISE IN THE AREA COVERED BY THE ALLIANCE; DISCUSS INDONESIA'S "CONFRONTATION" OF MALAYSIA AND THE MILITARY SITUATION IN LAOS AND CAMBODIA. IT IS ALSO THOUGHT POSSIBLE THAT PAKISTAN MIGHT RAISE THE QUESTION OF ITS BORDER DISPUTE WITH INDIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD0487GA22H3FRNXTO5DM1YACZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0487GA22H3FRNXTO5DM1YACZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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