• Short Summary

    THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT OF THE AFRO-ASIAN WRITERS' BUREAU WAS OFFICIALLY ESTABLISHED IN PEKING LAST TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE AFRO-ASIAN EMERGENCY MEETING THERE.

  • Description

    THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT OF THE AFRO-ASIAN WRITERS' BUREAU WAS OFFICIALLY ESTABLISHED IN PEKING LAST TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE AFRO-ASIAN EMERGENCY MEETING THERE. AT THE INAUGURAL MEETING, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE BUREAU, MR. R.D. SENANAYAKE, READ OUT A COMMUNIQUE STRONGLY CRITICISING THE SOVIET UNION.

    PEKING TELEVISION SAYS MR. SENANYAKE READ FROM THE BUREAU'S INAUGURAL COMMUNIQUE CALLING UPON ALL AFRO-ASIAN WRITERS TO RENDER ALL ASSISTANCE AND GIVE ALL CO-OPERATION TO THE BUREAU. IT URGED THEM TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, "ACTIVELY PLUNGED INTO THE STRUGGLE OF THE AFRO-ASIAN PEOPLES TO COUNTER-ATTACK AND FOIL THE SPLITTIST ACTIVITIES OF THE IMPERIALISTS HEADED BY THE UNITED STATES, THEIR AGENTS AND NUMBER ONE ACCOMPLICE, THE SOVIET REVISIONISTS, AND ACHIEVE FINAL VICTORY".

    PEKING TELEVISION SAYS MR. SENANAYAKE ALSO READ A BUREAU STATEMENT ON WHAT IT CALLS "FURTHER SPLITTIST ACTIVITY OF THE SOVIET REVISIONISTS". IT SAYS THE STATEMENT STRONGLY CONDEMNED THE SOVIET REVISIONISTS FOR CALLING THE BAKU MEETING "IN AN ATTEMPT TO DUPE THE PEOPLE WITH THE U.S. 'PEACE NEGOTIATIONS' HOAX, TO FURTHER SPLIT THE AFRO-ASIA WRITERS' MOVEMENT AND TO SELL OUR THE CAUSE OF THE STRUGGLE AGAINST IMPERIALISM OF THE AFRO-ASIAN PEOPLES".

    IN THE EVENING, MR. SENANAYAKE HELD A RECEPTION ATTENDED BY, AMONG OTHERS, VICE PREMIER CHEN YI, LIU NING-YI, VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS STANDING COMMITTEE, AND LIAO CHENG-CHIH, CHAIRMAN OF THE CHINESE COMMITTEE, FOR AFRO-ASIAN SOLIDARITY. MR. SENANAYAKE PROPOSED A TOAST, AND LIAO CHEN-CHIH MADE A SPEECH IN WHICH HE DESCRIBED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BUREAU AS SOUNDING "THE DEATH KNELL OF THE SHAMEFUL SPLITTIST BAKU MEETING WHICH THE SOVIET REVISIONIST LEADING CLIQUE ATTEMPTED TO HOLD".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAPP5LN8ZJB4Y46QESSMVY2YY1
    Media URN:
    VLVAPP5LN8ZJB4Y46QESSMVY2YY1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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