• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION WOUND UP ITS COUNCIL MEETING IN BANGKOK ON WEDNESDAY (21 MAY) WITH DELEGATES CLAIMING IT HAD TAKEN ON A NEW LEASE OF LIFE.

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    GV INT PAN PRESS WITH DELEGATES
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    LV SEATO DELEGATES
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    3.
    GV ZOOM INTO SCU SECRETARY GENERAL SPEAKS SOF STARTS "I THINK IT IS WELL" SOF ENDS "ESPECIALLY THAILAND"
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 3: VARGAS: IT IS A WELL-KNOWN FACT THAT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMED FORCES HAVE INTRUDED INTO THE TERRITORY OF LAOS AND HAVE CONDUCTED ACTIVITIES IN THE SAID COUNTRY, THAT ARE NOT ONLY IN FLAGRANT VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA AGREEMENTS GUARANTEEING THE NEUTRALITY OF THAT COUNTRY, BUT ALSO AGAINST THE PEACE AND SECURITY OF THE COUNTRY OF LAOS. AND THE COUNCIL EXPRESS CONCERN OVER THIS, THE FACT THAT IT HAS A GREAT BEARING ON THE PEACE AND THE STABILITY IN SOUTH EAST ASIA. IT HAS A GREAT BEARING ON THE PEACE AND THE STABILITY IN SOME MEMBER COUNTRIES, ESPECIALLY THAILAND.




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    Background: THE SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION WOUND UP ITS COUNCIL MEETING IN BANGKOK ON WEDNESDAY (21 MAY) WITH DELEGATES CLAIMING IT HAD TAKEN ON A NEW LEASE OF LIFE. THE MEETING ENDED WITH AGREEMENT BY SIX OF THE MEMBER-COUNTRIES -- THAILAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, BRITAIN, THE PHILIPPINES AND THE UNITED STATES -- THAT SEATO WAS ESSENTIAL FOR THE PEACE AND SECURITY OF THE REGION. BUT FRANCE DID NOT ATTEND THE MEETING, AND PAKISTAN DISSOCIATED ITSELF FROM THE FINAL COMMUNIQUE.

    THE VIETNAM WAR CAST A LONG SHADOW OVER THE MEETING -- SOUTH VIETNAM ATTENDED AS AN OBSERVER -- AND IN ITS COMMUNIQUE THE COUNCIL "NOTED WITH GRAVE CONCERN THAT NORTH VIETNAM, IN VIOLATION OF THE 1962 GENEVA AGREEMENTS, CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN MILITARY FORCES, INCLUDING LARGE UNITS OF ITS REGULAR ARMY, IN LAOS".

    LIEUT. GENERAL JESUS VARGAS, OF THE PHILIPPINES, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF SEATO, RETURNED TO THIS SUBJECT IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT THE END OF THE MEETING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAGAUYAARGKPOMRWUH1UXM72S3
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGAUYAARGKPOMRWUH1UXM72S3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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