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    South African Minster for External Affairs, Louw,and United Nations Secretary-General Hammarskjoeld met for three-hour talks at South Africa House in London, May 13.

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    South African Minster for External Affairs, Louw,and United Nations Secretary-General Hammarskjoeld met for three-hour talks at South Africa House in London, May 13.

    The meeting follows a resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council, Apr 1, calling on the South African Government to "abandon its policies of apartheid and racial discrimination."
    Mr. Hammarskjoeld is to visit Cape Town, for discussions on apartheid, in late July on early August after his return to New York from the Geneva meeting of the Economic and Social Council.

    South African racial policy was also among the topics discussed at the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' conference, which ended in London, May 13. The final communique, issued after a prolonged and heated debate, included this statement: "Whilst reaffirming the traditional practice that Commonwealth conferences do not discuss the internal affairs of member countries, the Ministers availed themselves of Mr. Louw's presence in London to have informal discussions with him about the racial situation in South Africa. During these informal discussions Mr. Louw gave information and answered questions on the Union's policies, and other Ministers conveyed to him their views on the South African problem. The Ministers emphasized that the Commonwealth itself is a multi-racial association and expressed the need to ensure good relations between all member states and peoples of the Commonwealth."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEA465JJ4X8W87VIWH8HWS9HWG
    Media URN:
    VLVAEA465JJ4X8W87VIWH8HWS9HWG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:25:00
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    N/A

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