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    THE GAMBIAN INDEPENDENCE CONFERENCE OPENED AT LONDON'S MARLBOROUGH HOUSE TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THE BASIS OF DISCUSSIONS?

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    TRANSCRIPT: MR. DUNCAN SANDYS: "THE TIME HAS NOW COME FOR GAMBIA TO ACHIEVE FULL, SOVEREIGN INDEPENDENCE. IN VIEW OF THE ADDED RESPONSIBILITIES WHICH INDEPENDENCE CARRIES WITH IT-AND OF WHICH I AM SURE YOU ARE FULLY AWARE - I AM GLAD TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE RECENTLY MADE ARRANGEMENTS WHICH WILL ENABLE GAMBIA, AFTER INDEPENDENCE, TO WORK CLOSELY WITH SENEGAL ON MATTERS OF DEFENCE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS... AND THAT YOU WILL BE EXAMINING WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF SENEGAL, THE POSSIBILITY OF CO-OPERATION IN ECONOMIC AFFAIRS ALSO."



    TRANSCRIPT: MR JAWARA: "THE COMMONWEALTH HAS A VITAL ROLE IN A TROUBLED WORLD, AND WE WILL APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB. WE KNOW TOO, THAT BRITAIN AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH, WITH WHOM WE HAVE SPECIAL AND HISTORIC TIES, WILL BE FOREMOST AMONG THE COUNTRIES WHICH WILL HELP US FINANCIALLY... WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRACTICE THE DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES WHICH YOU HAVE BEQUEATHED TO US, AND MAKE GAMBIA A SHINING EXAMPLE OF DEMOCRACY AND STABILITY".




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    Background: THE GAMBIAN INDEPENDENCE CONFERENCE OPENED AT LONDON'S MARLBOROUGH HOUSE TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THE BASIS OF DISCUSSIONS WILL BE THE PROPOSALS PUBLISHED LAST MONTH BY THE GAMBIAN GOVERNMENT, WHICH PROVIDE FOR INDEPENDENCE IN FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR. (1965).

    THE CONFERENCE WAS OPENED BY BRITAIN'S COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS, WHO SAID:
    IN REPLY THE GAMBIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR. JAWARA SAID:
    GAMBIA IS ONE OF THE OLDEST, SMALLEST - AND POOREST OF BRITISH COLONIAL TERRITORIES IN AFRICA. GEOGRAPHICALLY IT'S A LONG NARROW ENCLAVE WITHIN THE REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL, WITH A TOTAL POPULATION OF 300,000. ITS FUTURE RELATIONSHIP WITH SENEGAL WILL BE ONE OF THE MAIN TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION DURING THE CONFERENCE. ACCORDING TO CONSTITUTIONAL PROPOSALS, THE QUEEN WILL BE REPRESENTED BY A GOVERNOR GENERAL; THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WILL HAVE 39-MEMBERS AND THE CABINET WILL CONSIST OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND NO FEWER THAN EIGHT MINISTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVY7IU94YZ9PEGDAT1YQFKSO8
    Media URN:
    VLVADVY7IU94YZ9PEGDAT1YQFKSO8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
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    N/A

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