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    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT ARRIVED IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND TODAY (FRIDAY TO LAY THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A NEW WING FOR THE PALAIS DES NATIONS, THE U.

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    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT ARRIVED IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND TODAY (FRIDAY TO LAY THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A NEW WING FOR THE PALAIS DES NATIONS, THE U.N.'S EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS. SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL HE SAID HE WAS "MORE HOPEFUL THAN EVER" THAT A DIALOGUE BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND HANOI WOULD TAKE PLACE SOON.

    U THANT WAS GREETED BY M.W. SPUEHLER, A HIGH-RANKING U.N. OFFICIAL IN GENEVA. BUILT AS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEFUNCT LEAGUE OF NATIONS, THE PALAIS DES NATIONS WILL BECOME ONE OF THE BIGGEST ADMINISTRATION BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD. THE NEW WING IS BEING BUILT AT A COST 15 MILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS (ABOUT 6,250,000 STERLING).

    TODAY U THANT SAID HE BELIEVED THE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE PAST WEEK "WILL GENERATE A PROCESS LEADING TOWARDS A PEACEFUL SOLUTION OF THE VIETNAM PROBLEM."
    HE TOLD REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT THAT GENEVA WAS "A VERY GOOD POSSIBILITY" AS THE SITE OF AN EVENTUAL PEACE CONFERENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADT8U5AJYPV1BME9Z6YSUXELMG
    Media URN:
    VLVADT8U5AJYPV1BME9Z6YSUXELMG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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