• Short Summary

    In Bangkok Jan 4, the SEATO Council held a second meeting to discuss the latest developments in Laos.

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    MS SEATO HQ, building.
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    MLS UK Ambassador entering building
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    3.
    CU Pakistan ambassador.
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    4.
    MLS Philippine ambassador in building
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    5.
    MCU French military representative entering building.
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    MS Thai representative entering conference room.
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    MS USA representative entering conference room.
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    MLS PAN..representatives at conference table.
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    MS Representative at table.
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    10.
    MLS Conference room.
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    Initials TDH/V/AHS/PB



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    Background: In Bangkok Jan 4, the SEATO Council held a second meeting to discuss the latest developments in Laos.

    Attending the meeting were representatives of the Eight Member Nations - Australia, France, New Zealand, Philippines, Pakistan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and United States.

    The meeting, behind closed doors, was the second since the new offensive launched by the combined forces of pro-Communist Pathet Lao and the paratroopers of Captain Kong Lae had captured key centres in central and northern Laos.

    They met to discuss reports of intervention by the north Vietnamese troops, and evidence of Russian airlift of arms ammunition to the rebel forces.

    After the meeting, Secretary-General Pote (pronounced Poat) Sarasin told newsmen that a political, rather than military, solution had to be found for the Laotian crisis.

    Reports from Vientiane, Laos, Jan 9 say that two Government delegates have flown to Cambodia to ask ex-Premier Prince Souvanna Phouma either to join Prince Boun Oum's Government, or refrain from forming a Government-in-exile. He is expected to refuse both requests.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAE8V7NVLVF2QP8DPG1BZP74L
    Media URN:
    VLVADAE8V7NVLVF2QP8DPG1BZP74L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
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