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    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA VISITED THE REPUBLIC'S NEWLY ACQUIRED PROVINCE OF WEST IRIAN LAST SATURDAY.THE?

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    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA VISITED THE REPUBLIC'S NEWLY ACQUIRED PROVINCE OF WEST IRIAN LAST SATURDAY.THE TERRITORY, FORMER DUTCH-CONTROLLED WEST NEW GUINEA, WAS HANDED TO INDONESIA BY THE UNITED NATIONS ON MAY 1ST.

    THE INDONESIAN PRESIDENT WAS GREETED AT KOTA BARU (FORMERLY HOLLANDIA) BY CHANTING PAPUANS IN OUTRIGGER CANOES.

    AS PRESIDENT SUKARNO MADE HIS WAY ASHORE IN A WHITE YACHT FROM THE RUSSIAN-BUILT CRUISER, IRIAN, GROUPS OF PAPUANS IN BATTLE-PAINT AND WEARING BIRDS OF PARADISE FEATHERS IN THEIR HEAD-DRESS, CHANTED AND BEAT TOM-TOM DRUMS.

    AT THE MASTHEADS OF THE CANOES WERE PAINTED PLACARDS OF INDONESIA'S MYTHICAL "GARUDA" EAGLE, AND SIGNS READING "WELCOME PARAMOUNT SON OF WEST IRIAN."
    PRESIDENT SUKARNO TOOK THE SALUTE FROM A MILITARY GUARD OF HONOUR, AS THE BAND PLAYED THE NATIONAL ANTHEM "GREAT INDONESIA."
    THEN THE PRESIDENT WENT TO THE MANDALA SQUARE WHERE HE ADDRESSED A MASS RALLY.IN HIS SPEECH HE REITERATED INDONESIA'S SUPPORT FOR THE NORTH BORNEO REBELS, BUT HE SAID, "THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT INDONESIA WANTS TO CLAIM NORTH KALIMANTAN (BORNEO).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUH93RO37JZA6LIP6ABYTVOTM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUH93RO37JZA6LIP6ABYTVOTM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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