• Short Summary

    THE KING OF LAOS, SRI LANKA SAVANG VATTHANA, WAS GIVEN A COLOURFUL AND ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME AT THE WATTAY AIRPORT IN VIENTIANE ON HIS RETURN HOME FROM A LONG WORLD TRIP ON MARCH 13TH.

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    THE KING OF LAOS, SRI LANKA SAVANG VATTHANA, WAS GIVEN A COLOURFUL AND ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME AT THE WATTAY AIRPORT IN VIENTIANE ON HIS RETURN HOME FROM A LONG WORLD TRIP ON MARCH 13TH.HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA; THE PATHET LAO LEADER, SOUPHANAVONG; AND THE RIGHT WING LEADER, GENERAL PHOUMI NOSAVAN.AFTER TAKING THE SALUTE, KING SAVANG VATTHANA INSPECTED THE GUARD OF HONOUR ACCOMPANIED BY THE THREE PRINCES AND ARMY GENERALS.

    THE KING THEN HAD A LESS FORMAL WELCOME FROM LAOTIAN GIRLS, SITTING ON THE AIRPORT TARMAC IN SILK SKIRTS AND SCARVES, WHO PRESENTED THE KING WITH BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS.THE CEREMONY WAS WATCHED BY A HUGE CROWD OF CHEERING LAOTIANS WHO HAD GATHERED AT THE AIRPORT LONG BEFORE THE KING'S ARRIVAL.

    KING SAVANG VATTHANA RETURNED FROM A TOUR OF THE COUNTRIES WHICH HAD SIGNED THE GENEVA AGREEMENTS ON LAOS.HE SAID THAT HE HAD BEEN ASSURED THERE WOULD BE NO MORE FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN HIS COUNTRY.

    ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, THE KING HAD VISITED THE UNITED STATES, RUSSIA,POLAND, CHINA AND NORTH VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE7Q19V3ZV53PB0REFNG2KAN4Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7Q19V3ZV53PB0REFNG2KAN4Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1963
    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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