• Short Summary

    DR SIAKA STEVENS, PRIME MINISTER OF SIERRA LEONE, ARRIVED IN LONDON, U.K., LAST NIGHT (2?

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    NIGHT SHOT..HEATHROW AIRPORT; STEVENS ARRIVES IN BUILDING AND IS GREETED; STEVENS REPLIES TO QUESTIONS BY REPORTERS (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "PRIME MINISTER, NOW THAT SIERRA LEONE HAS REVERTED TO CIVILIAN RULE WHAT IS THE POLITICAL POSITION IN YOUR COUNTRY?"



    DR. STEVENS: "THE POLITICAL POSITION IS RETURNING TO NORMAL VERY RAPIDLY INDEED."



    REPORTER: "ARE THE, ARE THE INVESTMENTS IN THE COUNTRY SAFE?"



    DR. STEVENS: "THEY ARE QUITE SAFE -- THAT HAS BEEN ONE OF OUR MAIN AIMS TO MAKE SURE IN EVERYTHING THAT WE DO THAT THE PEOPLE THAT COME FROM OUTSIDE CAN FEEL SAFE TO INVEST THEIR MONEY, INVEST THEIR KNOWHOW IN SIERRA LEONE. THAT'S ONE OF OUR MAIN AIMS, AS A GOVERNMENT."



    REPORTER: "ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC SUBJECTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS AT THE OAU IN ADDIS ABABA?"



    DR. STEVENS: "I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE NIGERIAN QUESTION DISCUSSED -- BUT OF COURSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I AM GOING THERE AND I HAVE TO HOLD CONSULTATIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS AND TRY TO ARRIVE AT A CONSENSUS OF OPINION. IN OTHER WORDS, I GO TO ADDIS ABABA TO MAKE A SIERRA LEONE CONTRIBUTION TO THE GENERAL EFFORT OF AFRICAN UNITY AND WORLD PEACE IN GENERAL."



    REPORTER: "THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PRIME MINISTER."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DR SIAKA STEVENS, PRIME MINISTER OF SIERRA LEONE, ARRIVED IN LONDON, U.K., LAST NIGHT (2 SEPTEMBER).

    HE FLEW IN TO HEATHROW AIRPORT FROM PARIS ON A TWO-DAY VISIT. DURING HIS STAY, THE SIERRA LEONE PRIME MINISTER IS EXPECTED TO HAVE TALKS WITH MR WILLIAM WHITLOCK, BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE. THE EXACT TIME OF THEIR MEETING HAS NOT YET BEEN ARRANGED.

    FROM LONDON, THE DOCTOR WILL FLY TO ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, TO ATTEND THE SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY.

    IN A V.I.P. SUITE AT THE HEATHROW, DR. STEVENS ANSWERED QUESTIONS PUT TO HIM BY REPORTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMP9S9RK3RZ23EK2IWF8WZEFM
    Media URN:
    VLVABMP9S9RK3RZ23EK2IWF8WZEFM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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