• Short Summary

    TALKS ON VENEZUELA'S CLAIM TO TWO THIRDS OF BRITISH GUIANA OPENED IN GENEVA TODAY (WEDNESDAY).?

  • Description

    TALKS ON VENEZUELA'S CLAIM TO TWO THIRDS OF BRITISH GUIANA OPENED IN GENEVA TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL STEWART AND HIS VENEZUELAN COUNTERPART, DR. IGNACIO IRRIBARREN BORGES, HEAD THE DELEGATIONS.

    THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. FORBES BURNHAM, REPRESENTED BRITISH GUIANA.

    IT WAS THE SECOND ROUND OF MINISTERIAL TALKS ON VENEZUELA'S CLAIM TO 58,000 SQUARE MILES (150,000 SQUARE KILOMETRES) OF BRITISH GUIANA.

    VENEZUELA CLAIMS THAT BRITAIN EXTENDED THE BOUNDARIES OF BRITISH GUIANA AFTER SHE TOOK OVER THE SOUTH AMERICAN COLONY IN 1814. BRITAIN AND BRITISH GUIANA MAINTAIN THE FRONTIER WAS SETTLED BY AN ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL IN 1899 AND WAS MARKED IN 1905.

    AFTER THE OPENING SPEECHES WEDNESDAY, MR. STEWART AND DR. IRRIBARREN BORGES LEFT THE CONFERENCE ROOM TO TALK IN PRIVATE. MR. BURNHAM JOINED THEM LATER.

    THE TALKS WERE EXPECTED TO LAST TWO DAYS.

    BRITISH GUIANA IS DUE TO BECOME THE INDEPENDENT NATION OF GUYANA NEXT MAY 26.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTWHY0FE69X84QAZABL4QDEIW
    Media URN:
    VLVADTWHY0FE69X84QAZABL4QDEIW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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