• Short Summary

    THE LEADER OF THE THREE POLITICAL FACTIONS IN LAOS CAME TOGETHER IN PARIS TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AT A DINNER GIVEN BY THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, M.

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    THE LEADER OF THE THREE POLITICAL FACTIONS IN LAOS CAME TOGETHER IN PARIS TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AT A DINNER GIVEN BY THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, M. COUVE DE MURVILLE.

    THEY ARE THE RIGHTWING LEADER, PRINCE BOUN OUM, THE LEFTWING LEADER PRINCE SOUPHANOUVONG, AND THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, PRIME SOUVANNA PHOUMA.

    THEY LAST CAME TOGETHER ON THE 17TH OF APRIL AT KHANG KHAY, ON THE PLAIN OF JARS, CENTRAL LAOS, ON THE EVE OF A RIGHTWING COUP WHICH LED TO THE PRESENT CRISIS IN LAOS.

    THE PRINCES ARE TO HAVE TALKS IN PARIS, INCLUDING DISCUSSION OF A PROPOSED NEW 14-NATION GENEVA CONFERENCE ON LAOS. THEY WILL TRY TO AGREE TO A UNIFIED LAOTIAN DELEGATION TO THE CONFERENCE.

    PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA HAS ALREADY DISCUSSED THE PROBLEMS WITH THE OTHER TWO PRINCES IN PARIS AT SEPARATE INTERVIEWS, AND IS OPTIMISTIC.

    PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA ALSO CONFERRED WITH THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, M. POMPIDOU, AND SAID AFTER THAT THE BELIEVED THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT WOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE ALL SIDES GUIDANCE SO THAT THE TRIPARTITE MEETING MIGHT PRODUCE CONCRETE RESULTS.

    ONE OF THE STUMBLING BLOCKS TO AGREEMENT IS THE RIGHTWING-NEUTRALIST PROPOSALS FOR NEUTRALISING THE STRATEGIC PLAIN OF JARS. THE LEFTWING FACTION OPPOSES THIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEH90NA0QWEXF3WNHHUXVZI5VZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEH90NA0QWEXF3WNHHUXVZI5VZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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