• Short Summary

    The United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim said on Friday (6 June) a decisive phase had been reached in negotiations between Greek and Turkish Cypriot leader over the island's political future.

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    GV Waldheim and others seated in conference room
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    2.
    SV Waldheim speaking
    1.12


    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 2): WALDHEIM: "It would be helpful if I put a report to the council that despite all the difficulties the parties have indicated their realisation that an agreed settlement is essential and urgent; that such as settlement must link the vital interests of both communities in account and that to make such a settlement possible both sides have shown their readiness to make the necessary concessions and compromises. I therefore appeal to you to do all that you can to justify the hopes that have been placed on these talks. I should like to hear your own suggestions as to how we might proceed and how we may make the second round a useful and meaningful step towards peace and understanding in Cyprus."




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    This film includes SOF English speech with Mr. Waldheim speaking.

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    Background: The United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim said on Friday (6 June) a decisive phase had been reached in negotiations between Greek and Turkish Cypriot leader over the island's political future.

    Mr. Waldheim has been presiding over negotiations in Vienna with Greek-Cypriot leader Glafkos Clerides and Turkish Community leader Rauf Denktash.

    Turkish-Cypriots will vote on Sunday (8 June) in a referendum on a constitution for their self-proclaimed Turkish Federated State in the north of Cyprus, occupied by the Turkish army last summer.

    Reports from Vienna say the Greek-Cypriots have objected to the referendum taking place.

    While the Turkish-Cypriots seek an almost complete separation of the two communities in a bizonal federation, the Greek-Cypriots want to regain some of their lost territory and establish a more flexible federation.

    Mr. Waldheim said refugees were among subjects discussed as well as questions concerning government powers and territorial distribution between the communities.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3RJXCOHDLHC7W0O7RXNG99GKC
    Media URN:
    VLVA3RJXCOHDLHC7W0O7RXNG99GKC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
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