• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WAS REPORTED TODAY (SATURDAY) TO BE AWAITING A PROGRESS REPORT FROM ITS SPECIAL ENVOY TO RHODESIA, MR.

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    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WAS REPORTED TODAY (SATURDAY) TO BE AWAITING A PROGRESS REPORT FROM ITS SPECIAL ENVOY TO RHODESIA, MR. JAMES BOTTOMLEY, WHO FLEW INTO SALISBURY YESTERDAY FOR AN ON-THE-SPOT SURVEY OF CURRENT RHODESIAN ATTITUDE TO THE LONG-DEADLOCKED INDEPENDENCE NEGOTIATIONS. REPORTS SAID A MEETING BETWEEN RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER MR. IAN SMITH AND MR. BOTTOMLEY HAD TAKEN PLACE, BUT THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION.

    THE ARRIVAL OF MR. BOTTOMLEY, WHO IS ASSISTANT UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE AT THE COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, WAS UNEXPECTED, AND HIS VISIT HAS RAISED HOPES THAT A SETTLEMENT OF THE THREE-YEAR-OLD DISPUTE WITH BRITAIN MAY STILL BE POSSIBLE.

    HE IMMEDIATELY HELD TALKS WITH THE GOVERNOR, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, AND THE HEAD OF THE BRITISH RESIDUAL COMMISSION IN SALISBURY, MR. PETER CARTER.

    TODAY, MR. BOTTOMLEY MET PEOPLE FROM SEVERAL RHODESIAN ORGANISATIONS TO ADD DETAIL TO HIS "ON-THE-SPOT" PICTURE.

    THE ENVOY'S VISIT FOLLOWS THAT LAST MONTH OF LORD GOODMAN, SOLICITOR AND PERSONAL CONFIDANT OF THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. WILSON, AND NEWSPAPER CHAIRMAN SIR MAX AITKEN, BOTH OF WHOM HAD LONG TALKS WITH THE RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1BVTG8HR1ATYUOBWZZJNBC7J
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1BVTG8HR1ATYUOBWZZJNBC7J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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