The Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference opened at the Cabinet Room, 10 Downing Street London May 3.
LV Macmillan with leaders onto lawn
SV Menzies, Nkrumah, Khan
SCU Nkrumah talks to Khan
SV Sir Roy talks to Louw
CU Sir Roy pan to Louw
SV Diefenbaker, Nash, handshakes with Nehru
CU Nehru pan to Diefenbaker
SV Rahman walks to camera
SV Profumo, Macleod
LV L to R: Rahman, Cooray, Nehru, Nash, Dief, Macmillan, Menzies, Louw, Khan, Nkrumah, Welensky
SV Pan L to R: Rahman, Cooray, Nehru, Nash, Dief, Macmillan, Menzies, Louw, Khan, Nkrumah, Welensky
LV PMs pose with advisers
SV Macmillan and group rise from seats
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Background: The Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference opened at the Cabinet Room, 10 Downing Street London May 3. The conference - the ninth in the series since World War Two - will deal with a crucial problem : apartheid in South Africa.
After posing for the traditional photograph in the garden of Downing Street, Mr. Eric Louw of South Africa said he agreed to discussion on apartheid - in private, separately or in twos and threes.
Two of the most outspoken critics of apartheid are Prime Minister Kwane Nkrumah of Ghana and prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman of Malaya.
The first day's talks principally centred on the world political situation. A major topic will be the emergence of the European Common Market and its competition with the resources of the Commonwealth. Another key subject: the forthcoming Summit Conference.
Seated from left to right for cameramen: Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaya); Senator Cooray (Ceylon); Mr. Nehru (India); Walter Nash (New Zealand); John Diefenbaker (Canada); Harold Macmillan (UK); Mr. Menzies (Australia); Mr. Louw (S. Africa); Ayub khan (Pakistan); Dr. Nkrumah (Ghana); Sir Roy Welensky (Rhodesia and Nyasaland).