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    BRITISH AND RHODESIAN OFFICIALS OPENED THEIR SECOND ROUND OF TALKS IN SALISBURY ON THURSDAY. THE?

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    RHODESIAN AND BRITISH DELEGATES ENTERING CONFERENCE BUILDING.




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    Background: BRITISH AND RHODESIAN OFFICIALS OPENED THEIR SECOND ROUND OF TALKS IN SALISBURY ON THURSDAY. THE TALKS, AIMED AT FINDING A BASIS FOR A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT OF THE SIX-MONTH-OLD INDEPENDENCE CRISIS, RESUMED WITH A TWO AND THREE QUARTER HOUR SESSION AFTER THE SERIES OF SECRET INITIAL MEETING IN LONDON 12 DAYS AGO.

    THE MEETING WAS HELD IN THE CONFERENCE-ROOM OF THE RHODESIAN COUNCIL, IN THE CITY CENTRE, WHICH WAS REGARDED AS NEUTRAL TERRITORY. NEITHER SIR CORNELIUS GREENFIELD, THE LEADER OF THE RHODESIAN TEAM, OR MR DUNCAN WATSON, WHO LEADS THE BRITISH TEAM, WOULD COMMENT TO REPORTERS AFTER THE MEETING.

    IN THE EVENING THE BRITISH TEAM MET RHODESIA'S GOVERNOR, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, WHO IS REGARDED BY BRITAIN AS THE ONLY LAWFUL AUTHORITY IN THE COUNTRY AND WHO HAS PLAYED A KEY ROLE PAVING THE WAY TO THE PRESENT DISCUSSIONS.

    THE MAJORITY OF WHITE RHODESIANS APPEAR CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE RESUMPTION OF THE TALKS IF ONLY BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IT INDICATES THE FIRST ROUND HAS NOT ENDED IN DEADLOCK. BUT THE FEAR THAT RHODESIA COULD MAKE CONCESSIONS TO THE BRITISH NEGOTIATORS OVER THE INDEPENDENCE ISSUE HAS CAUSED SOME OPPOSITION TO THE TALKS AMONG STRONG RIGHT-WING ELEMENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TM2B8RVT9PA38U601UWQSTF3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TM2B8RVT9PA38U601UWQSTF3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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