• Short Summary

    British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas Home flew to Salisbury tonight (14 Nov) for talks with Prime Minister Ian Smith, aimed at settling the Rhodesian independence dispute.

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    British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas Home flew to Salisbury tonight (14 Nov) for talks with Prime Minister Ian Smith, aimed at settling the Rhodesian independence dispute.

    The talks between Sir Alec and Mr Smith will be the first contact between a British Minister and the Rhodesian Government since the abortive talks of 1968.

    Sir Alec was accompanied by Lord Goodman, who has paid several visit to Salisbury this year far exploratory talks seeking a basis for negotiations.

    SYNOPSIS: On Sunday night, a few demonstrators picketed the terminal building at London Airport as the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas Home, prepared to fly to Salisbury for talks with Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith. The talks are aimed at finding solution to the six-year-old independence dispute.

    The talks between Sir Alec and Mr Ian Smith will be the first contact between a British Minister and the Rhodesian Government since the last round of talks broke down in 1968. Britain has emphasised that any settlement must be based on five principles which include unimpeded progress towards majority rule. British officials said several major problems remain to be settled. Sir Alec is accompanied by Lord Goodman, who had paid several preparatory visits to Salisbury this year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAV9IZJFE62G3PORBTNS13GFXO
    Media URN:
    VLVAV9IZJFE62G3PORBTNS13GFXO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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