• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT ON FRIDAY (9 JANUARY) DEFENDED HIS CONDEMNATION OF SECESSION AND SAID THE PRINCIPLE OF SELF-DETERMINATION OF PEOPLES WAS GENERALLY MISUNDERSTOOD.

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    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT ON FRIDAY (9 JANUARY) DEFENDED HIS CONDEMNATION OF SECESSION AND SAID THE PRINCIPLE OF SELF-DETERMINATION OF PEOPLES WAS GENERALLY MISUNDERSTOOD. HE WAS SPEAKING TO NEWSMEN AT A CONFERENCE IN STATE HOUSE, ACCRA, AT THE END OF HIS TWO-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO GHANA.

    HE TOLD THE CONFERENCE THAT THE SELF-DETERMINATION CONCEPT DID NOT IMPLY SELF-DETERMINATION OF A SECTION OF THE PEOPLE OF A MEMBER- STATE OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

    U THANT HAD, IN STATEMENTS AT DAKAR AND MONROVIA, CONDEMNED SECESSION AND URGED THE BREAKAWAY BIAFRAN LEADERS TO ACCEPT ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY PRINCIPLES OF SOLVING THE NIGERIAN CONFLICT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF NIGERIA'S INTEGRITY.

    ANSWERING QUESTIONS ON THE CONFLICT, U THANT SAID THE ISSUE HAD NOT BEEN BROUGHT BEFORE THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION BECAUSE IT WOULD REFUSE TO CONSIDER IT. IT WOULD, HE SAID, ONLY DO SO IF FEDERAL NIGERIA RAISED IT.

    THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL IS ON A TOUR OF 10 WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES. HE LEFT ACCRA FOR YAOUNDE ON SATURDAY (10 JANUARY) TO ATTEND THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF CAMEROUN'S ATTAINMENT OF INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2BHEYA0QUHGKDONYIWMZSQPK
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2BHEYA0QUHGKDONYIWMZSQPK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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