• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL DAG KAMMARSKJOLD WHO MADE A ONE-WEEK TRIP TO THE TROUBLED KINGDOM OF LAOS, HAS LEFT BEHIND HIM ANOTHER EXPERT TO CONTINUE THE TASK OF GIVING ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL STABILITY TO THE LITTLE KINGDOM.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. DAG. TUOMIOJA AND LAOTIAN F.MINISTER COMING OUT FROM F.MINISTER'S OFFICE.
    7 ft

    2.
    MLS. - DITTO -.
    13 ft

    3.
    CU. NAME-PLATE OF F.MINISTER'S OFFICE.
    15 ft

    4.
    MLS. DAG MOVING AWAY IN CAR.
    18 1/2 ft

    5.
    MS. PLANE AT AIRPORT.
    20 ft

    6.
    MS. DAG (ACCOMPANIED BY P/M.) SHAKES HANDS WITH HIGH OFFICIALS AND WIVES.
    24 1/2 ft

    7.
    LS. - DITTO -.
    27 ft

    8.
    MLS. - DITTO -.
    30 1/2 ft

    9.
    MS. - DITTO -.
    33 ft



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    Background: UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL DAG KAMMARSKJOLD WHO MADE A ONE-WEEK TRIP TO THE TROUBLED KINGDOM OF LAOS, HAS LEFT BEHIND HIM ANOTHER EXPERT TO CONTINUE THE TASK OF GIVING ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL STABILITY TO THE LITTLE KINGDOM.

    DAG RUSHED TO LAOS AFTER FOUR NATION INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE REPORTED THAT IT COULD NOT FIND ANY MATERIAL EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE CONTENTION OF THE LAOTIAN GOVERNMENT THAT NORTH VIETNAM WAS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE REBELLION BY PATHET LAO, PRO-COMMUNIST FORCES FOUR MONTHS AGO.

    DAG WHO VISITED SOME AREAS ABOUT 50 KILOMETERS FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL OF VIENTIANE ALSO HAD FRANK PERSONAL DISCUSSIONS WITH KING SISVONG VATTHANA. PRIME MINISTER PHOUI SENANAJKORE AND FOREIGN MINISTER KAMPAN PANYA, AND OTHER LEADERS.

    MR. TUOMIOJA, UN UNDER SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMITTEE. IS NOW CHARGED WITH PREPARING SUGGESTIONS FOR PITTING LAOS IN A BETTER ECONOMIC POSITION.

    ON THE POLITICAL ISSUE, DAG IS REPORTED TO HAVE ADVISED THE ROYAL GOVERNMENT TO FOLLOW A NEUTRALIST LINE.

    LAOS OF ALL THE COUNTRIES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA HAS THE SMALLEST POPULATION, ABOUT THREE MILLION, AND IS HAVING A MERE SUBSISTENCE ECONOMY. THE COMPLICATE MATTERS IS HAS BORDERS WITH SIX COUNTRIES., TWO COMMUNIST, TWO ANTI COMMUNIST AND TWO NEUTRALIST.

    WHEN DAG LEFT VIENTIANE ON NOV. 19, HE PERHAPS ACHIEVED MORE THAN WHAT PESSIMISTS PREDICTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA67AGAJ00UVBHZOLDD2GCD5FFA
    Media URN:
    VLVA67AGAJ00UVBHZOLDD2GCD5FFA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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