New make-or-break negotiations on British bases in Malta started in Rome today (Friday). Maltese Prime?
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GV PAN car arrives, Carrington greeted by officials and into building
MV Car arrives, Mintoff greeted and into building
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Background: New make-or-break negotiations on British bases in Malta started in Rome today (Friday). Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff returned to the Renaissance Villa Madama for further talks with British Defence Secretary Lord Carrington.
Newsmen outside the building asked both men whether this would be the decisive round of talks. Lord Carrington made no reply; but Mr. Mintoff said a brief "Maybe". However, when today's talks broke up after six hours, no final agreement had been reached. A further meeting was scheduled the next morning.