• Short Summary

    DR. OKOI ARIKPO, NIGERIAN COMMISSIONER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TOLD THE PRESS CONFERENCE IN LONDON TODAY?

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    ARIKPO ARRIVING; GREETED; INTERVIEWED AT AIRPORT -- SOUND ON FILM.



    TRANSCRIPT: ARIKPO: RELIEF MATERIAL, WHETHER BY AIR, BY LAND, BY SEA. FROM WHATEVER SOURCE, WILL BE TAKEN TO LAGOS OR ANY OTHER AUTHORISED POINT IN NIGERIAN, WHERE IT WILL BE INSPECTED BY INSPECTORS APPOINTED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. AND ALONG WITH THIS WE HAVE OFFERED THAT WE WILL HAVE AN INDEPENDENT OBSERVER WHO WILL ENSURE THAT THE INSPECTION IS PROPER, THAT THE FOOD IS NOT TAMPERED WITH MANY OFFICIAL OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND WHO WILL SEE THAT IT'S FLOWN TO THE AREAS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE SECESSIONISTS INTACT.



    INTERVIEWER: DAY FLIGHTS ONLY?



    ARIKPO: DAY FLIGHTS ONLY.



    INTERVIEWER: WHEN COULD THIS BEGIN?



    ARIKPO: THIS COULD BEGIN TOMORROW IF THE RELIEF ORGANISATIONS ARE READY.




    Initials DHC/V/PN/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DR. OKOI ARIKPO, NIGERIAN COMMISSIONER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TOLD THE PRESS CONFERENCE IN LONDON TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT THE RED CROSS COULD CONTINUE RELIEF OPERATIONS INTO THE COUNTRY UNDER A FEDERAL SYSTEM OF INSPECTION. "THERE IS A HOPEFUL SIGN THAT MISUNDERSTANDINGS WITH THE RED CROSS HAVE BEEN CLEARED UP." SAID THE COMMISSIONER.

    DR. ARIKPO WAS MET AT LONDON AIRPORT ON HIS ARRIVAL BY MR. MAURICE FOLEY, PARLIAMENTARY UNDERSECRETARY AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE. LATER DR. ARIKPO HELD TALKS WITH FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY MICHAEL STEWART, MR. FOLEY, AND MR. EDWARD ENAHORO, DEPUTY PERMANENT SECRETARY TO THE NIGERIAN MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.

    DR. ARIKPO SAID THE RED CROSS COULD "BRING RELIEF IN LAGOS BY WHATEVER MEANS THEY WISH, WHILE IT WILL BE INSPECTED AND DIRECTED TO ANY AREA SPECIFIED BY THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3R9WI2S5QGOMY4WAG65PNW0XA
    Media URN:
    VLVA3R9WI2S5QGOMY4WAG65PNW0XA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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