• Short Summary

    Pakistan announced on Monday (12 March) that it was pulling out of the Central Treaty Organisation (CENTO).

  • Description

    Pakistan announced on Monday (12 March) that it was pulling out of the Central Treaty Organisation (CENTO). Foreign Affairs adviser Agha Shahi told a news conference in Islamabad that the five-member alliance was longer relevant to Pakistan's security needs. Iran has also announced in would leave the alliance.

    SYNOPSIS: The CENTO headquarters are in the Turkish capital of Ankara. The secretary-general of the alliance, General Kamuran Gurun,said from here on Tuesday (13 March) he had not been officially told that Pakistan and Iran were quitting, although the media had already reported the two withdrawals.

    The moves had left Turkey as the only regional member of CENTO, which was set up in 1955. Britain in the other full member, and the United States has associate status.

    Mr. Shahi announced Pakistan's decision to the news conference in the Foreign Office at Islamabad.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF48ZIHPEV2BRCR78AJ8ABLIMP
    Media URN:
    VLVAF48ZIHPEV2BRCR78AJ8ABLIMP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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