• Short Summary

    The conference of foreign ministers of 66 non-aligned nations opened in Georgetown, Guyana, on Tuesday (August 8) with the admission of a Viet Cong 'government' of South Vietnam as the principal issue.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR Conference hall with national flags outside and delegates entering (2 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    SV Delegates greeted by Prime Minister Forbes Burnham (4 shots)
    0.29

    3.
    SV INT Delegates entering main hall (2 shots)
    0.42

    4.
    GV Members seated in hall
    0.47

    5.
    CU Indian delegate Swaran Singh (Foreign Minister)
    0.51

    6.
    CU Jordanian delegate Waleed Tash
    0.54

    7.
    CU Jamaican delegate Ivo de Souza
    1.00

    8.
    CU Senegalese delegate Ambassador Medoure
    1.04

    9.
    CU Malaysian delegate Mohammed Shafie (Information Minister)
    1.07

    10.
    CU Special Egyptian envoy Mohammed Riad
    1.11

    11.
    GV Delegates
    1.14



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The conference of foreign ministers of 66 non-aligned nations opened in Georgetown, Guyana, on Tuesday (August 8) with the admission of a Viet Cong 'government' of South Vietnam as the principal issue. Within two days, the conference was in fact split on the issue -- with south-east Asian delegations from Indonesia, Malaysia and Laos boycotting the conference after the admission of the Viet Cong 'government-in-exile'.

    Other issues to be debated were Khmer Republic representation, claimed by Prince Norodom Sihanouk in exile in The People's Republic of China; an Algerian motion to set up an association of non-aligned Mediterranean nations to halt the arms race in the Middle East; and a joint fund to finance African and Middle East 'liberation movements'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE8RE8AFGCGSJUUX2VR875WFC
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8RE8AFGCGSJUUX2VR875WFC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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