• Short Summary

    The first ambassador in Dar es Salaam from Prince Sihanouk's Cambodian government-in-exile in Peking said on Thursday (23 March) that the days of President Lon Nol's regime in Phnom Penh were numbered.

  • Description

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    LV Dar es Salaam
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    2.
    GV New Embassy
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    SCU Cambodian flag
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    4.
    GV Press conference
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    5.
    SCU Ambassador speaking
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    SV PAN Pressmen
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    SV Ambassador speaking.
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    SV Portrait of Sihanouk on wall with flag
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    SV Ambassador serving buffet to guests
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    10.
    SV Ambassador chats with guests (2 shots)
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    Initials BB/1410 JH/PW/BB/1340



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The first ambassador in Dar es Salaam from Prince Sihanouk's Cambodian government-in-exile in Peking said on Thursday (23 March) that the days of President Lon Nol's regime in Phnom Penh were numbered. The envoy, Dr. Bounthong Kimsrun, was addressing a press conference at his new embassy marking the second anniversary of Prince Sihanouk's National United Front was set up after his overthrow in the coup of March, 19, 1970.

    Dr. Kimsrun said in a statement that the Americans must immediately and unconditionally end their "war of aggression" in Cambodia--now called the Khmer Republic--if they wanted to avoid defeat. He thanked the People's Republic of China for its "invaluable, powerful, enormous and unconditional aid" and also the people of Tanzania for their support.

    Tanzania doesn't recognise the Phnom Penh Government and agreed last year to Prince Sihanouk's request to open a mission in Dar es Salaam.

    Dr. Kimsrun said 28 governments have recognised the Sihanouk Government, which has 14 embassies abroad.

    SYNOPSIS: Here, in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, the first ambassador to Tanzania from Prince Sihanouk's Cambodian Government-in-exile in Peking, gave a press conference. It marked the second anniversary of Prince Sihanouk's National United Front which was set up after his overthrow in March, 1970. The envoy, Dr. Bounthong Kimsrun met the press at his new embassy.

    Dr. Kimsrun told reporters that the days of President Lon Nol's regime in Phnom Penh were numbered. He said the government of what's now called the Khmer Republic was "militarily defeated, politically isolated and battered by economic crisis". He also condemned American activity there.

    The envoy thanked the People's Republic of China for what he called its "invaluable, powerful, enormous and conditional aid". And he also thanked the government and people of Tanzania for their support. Tanzania doesn't recognise the Phnom Penh Government and agreed last year to Prince Sihanouk's request to open a mission in Dar es Salaam. Dr. Kimsrun presented his credentials to President Julius Nyerere earlier this month. He said 28 governments have recognised the Sihanouk Government, which has 14 embassies abroad. Prince Sihanouk's Foreign Minister visited Tanzania last December.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZ61IW5IEWU4FP80FINZR9ROL
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZ61IW5IEWU4FP80FINZR9ROL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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