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    THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL, U THANT, TODAY (TUESDAY 20 JANUARY) HAD AN HOUR LONG MEETING WITH THE FRENCH PRESIDENT, M.

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    MOTORCADE ARRIVES AT ELYSEE PALACE: PRESSMEN: U THANT OUT OF PALACE AND DOWN STEPS: SPEAKS TO REPORTERS: GUARD OF HONOUR: MOTORCADE AWAY.



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    REPORTER: "HAVE YOU BROUGHT A MESSAGE FROM MR. GOWON?



    U THANT: "I HAD A BRIEF (INDISTINCT) ON THREE ITEMS.... THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE WAR IN VIETNAM. THE DISCUSSIONS WERE VERY USEFUL.



    REPORTERS' VOICES



    U THANT: "I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO SPECIFICS AT THIS STAGE."



    REPORTERS' VOICES.



    U THANT: "I DON'T WANT TO DISCUSS THE SPECIFICS AT THIS STAGE, BECAUSE MY MEETINGS WITH THE PRESIDENT ARE PRIVILEGED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH."




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    Background: THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL, U THANT, TODAY (TUESDAY 20 JANUARY) HAD AN HOUR LONG MEETING WITH THE FRENCH PRESIDENT, M. POMPIDOU, AT THE ELYSEE PALACE. THE TWO LEADERS DISCUSSED NIGERIA, THE MIDDLE EAST AND VIETNAM.

    U THANT DECLINED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS WHEN HE LEFT THE PALACE AND MADE ONLY A BRIEF STATEMENT TO WAITING REPORTERS.

    LATER TODAY (TUESDAY) U THANT SPOKE TO REPORTERS AGAIN AND SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT THE LAGOS GOVERNMENT WOULD COOPERATE WITH THE UNITED NATIONS OVER THE FLOW OF RELIEF SUPPLIES TO THE WAR-TORN AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.

    U THANT ARRIVED IN PARIS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FROM LAGOS WHERE HE HAD MET THE NIGERIAN LEADER, GENERAL GOWON.

    HE TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE AREA OF CONFLICT IN THE COUNTRY WAS QUIET, THE SITUATION WAS PEACEFUL, AND THERE WAS EVEN FRATERNISATION BETWEEN THE PEOPLES OF THE AREA AND THE ARMED FORCES OF THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAPI002XNJY3RDUY6S3KDNDN5T
    Media URN:
    VLVAPI002XNJY3RDUY6S3KDNDN5T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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