• Short Summary

    DELEGATES FROM THE EIGHT NATIONS COMPRIS'NG SEATO, THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION, MET IN MANILA ON MONDAY FOR THE NINTH CONFERENCE OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS.

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    DELEGATES FROM THE EIGHT NATIONS COMPRIS'NG SEATO, THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION, MET IN MANILA ON MONDAY FOR THE NINTH CONFERENCE OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS. BEFORE THE CONFERENCE OPENED A BRIEF CEREMONY WAS HELD DURING WHICH THE FLAGS OF THE EIGHT NATIONS WERE RAISED. SEATO, WHICH WAS FORMED TEN YEARS AGO LINKS BRITAIN, FRANCE, PAKISTAN, THAILAND, THE PHILIPPINES, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND THE UNITED STATES.

    THE TALKS AT THE MEETING HAVE CENTRED ON THE SITUATION IN VIETNAM. THAILAND CRITICISED A PROPOSAL PUT FORWARD BY FRANCE TO "NEUTRALISE" SOUTH VIETNAM. THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE, MR. DEAN RUSK SAID THAT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT HAD REALISED THAT THE WAR THERE COULD NOT BE WON BY MILITARY ACTION ALONE. THEY REALISED THAT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROGRESS WAS NECESSARY AS WELL, HE SAID. THE DEBATES WERE SUMMED UP IN A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED TODAY (WEDNESDAY). AT THE END OF THE CONFERENCE, WHICH EXPRESSED GRAVE CONCERN ABOUT "COMMUNIST AGGRESSION IN VIETNAM. THE COMMUNIQUE SAID THIS WAS DIRECTED, SUPPLIED AND SUPPORTED FROM HANOI "IN FLAGRANT VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA AGREEMENTS." IT ALSO DECLARED ITS CONFIDENCE IN THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT'S PRESENT POLICIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD235UN1Z7S53FW3UDH2ZJU3OI
    Media URN:
    VLVAD235UN1Z7S53FW3UDH2ZJU3OI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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