• Short Summary

    More than 1,000 delegates from 80 countries are attending a three-day conference on the Indo-China war, which opened in Versailles on Friday (11 February).

  • Description

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    GV EXT. & SCU Palais des cangres & sign
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    2.
    BV & MV Delegates arriving (2 shots)
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    3.
    GV & MV Delegates seated
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    4.
    SCU Svahnstrom speaking in French
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    SV Prasit applauds & reads message in French (2 shots)
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    FOLLOWING IS A TRANSLATION OF THE FRENCH SPEECHES ON FILM:



    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: SVAHNSTROM: "The seal of the World Assembly of Paris for the Peace and Independence of the Peoples of Indo-China, as the official title of our conference, marks a new and important stage in the development of international movements for solidarity with the peoples of Indo-China and with these Americans who at this moment are struggling, and devoting the best hours of their life, so that right, justice and freedom may triumph".



    SEQ. 5: PRASIT: "Today President Richard Nixon speaks of his desire generously to offer us an honourable peace, and to grant more than 7,000 million dollars in aid for the reconstruction of our three countries martyred, destroyed and dismembered by his imperialism and armed forces."




    Initials SGM/1651 SGM/1633



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than 1,000 delegates from 80 countries are attending a three-day conference on the Indo-China war, which opened in Versailles on Friday (11 February).

    The meeting is jointly sponsored by the Stockholm Conference on Vietnam and 48 French left-wing organisations.

    The United States earlier expressed disapproval of the meeting, which it said was incompatible with the purpose of the Paris talks on peace in Vietnam. But the French Government told Washington that it could not stop the conference, which had met all the legal requirements for indoor gatherings.

    At the opening session, Mr Bertil Svahnstrom President of the Stockholm Conference, spoke of the conference as a new stage in movements for solidarity with the people of Indo-China, and condemned United States threats to delay resumption of the Paris peace talks.

    Also speaking at the opening session was Mr Thioum Prasit, a representative of the exiled Khmer leader Prince Norodom Sihanok, now in Peking.

    SYNOPSIS: In France, more than one-thousand delegates from 80 countries gathered at Versailles on Friday for a three-day conference on the war in Indo-China. The anti-war conference opened despite warnings from the United States Government that it was incompatible with the purposes of the Paris Peace Talks. Ameno the delegates were representatives of anti-Government movements in South Vietnam, Laos and the Khmer Republic.

    The meeting was opened by Mr Bertil Svahnstron, president of the Steckhalm Conference on Vietnam. He described it as an important now stage in the development of movements for solidarity with the Indo-Chinese peoples and those Americans involved in the struggle for right, justice and freedom.

    A representative of the exiled Khmer leader Prince Norodom Sihanouk brought a massage of support from the prince, now in Peking. He spoke scathingly of United States offers of peace and economic aid to Indo-chinese countries destroyed and dismembered by its own imperialist armed forces.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD3XVLGK5RVU66TS8UO06BU0J6
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3XVLGK5RVU66TS8UO06BU0J6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
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    N/A

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