• Short Summary

    The much postponed 14-nation conference on Laos, opened May 16 in Geneva, Switzerland, with an appeal by Prince Nurodom Sihanouk Chief of State of Cambodia - the original proposer of the conference - to allow the Laotian people to decide their own future "without the two camps (east and west) pushing them or holding them back."
    Among those at the opening session: Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi who launched an attack on American militarism; Mr Krishna Menon, leader of the Indian delegation; Lord Home, British Foreign Secretary and conference co-chairman; and Foreign Minister Couve de Murville of France.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Conference building.
    0.03

    2.
    LV Ditto.
    0.05

    3.
    CU Sign "Conference Laos".
    0.07

    4.
    SV Entrance to building.
    0.11

    5.
    LV Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi arrives.
    0.17

    6.
    SV People watch.
    0.18

    7.
    LV Krishna Menon (India) arrives.
    0.23

    8.
    SV Lord Home (U.K.) arrives.
    0.30

    9.
    SV Crowd.
    0.31

    10.
    SV Chinese Communist enters.
    0.39

    11.
    LV Delegates of North Laos arrive.
    0.44

    12.
    LV People at windows on building.
    0.45

    13.
    LV Couve de Murville (France) enters.
    0.52

    14.
    SV Cameramen.
    0.54

    15.
    SV Gromyko into building.
    1.01

    16.
    SV Dean Rusk into building.
    1.10

    17.
    SV Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia.
    1.16

    18.
    GV INT..members seated round table.
    1.21

    19.
    CU Chairman seated next to Gromyko on left.
    1.24

    20.
    SV Couve de Murville seated.
    1.28

    21.
    SV Canadian delegate pan along tables.
    1.36

    22.
    GV Conference room.
    1.40



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The much postponed 14-nation conference on Laos, opened May 16 in Geneva, Switzerland, with an appeal by Prince Nurodom Sihanouk Chief of State of Cambodia - the original proposer of the conference - to allow the Laotian people to decide their own future "without the two camps (east and west) pushing them or holding them back."
    Among those at the opening session: Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi who launched an attack on American militarism; Mr Krishna Menon, leader of the Indian delegation; Lord Home, British Foreign Secretary and conference co-chairman; and Foreign Minister Couve de Murville of France.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA98H25S5VYWSU8EX4NNIC39E9C
    Media URN:
    VLVA98H25S5VYWSU8EX4NNIC39E9C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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