Mr. Ivor Richard, chairman of the Geneva conference on Rhodesia, said in Kenya on Thursday?
SV British chairman of Geneva Conference on Rhodesia Mr. Ivor Richard being greeted by Mr. Mwaura, Kenya Ministry of Home Affairs, and officials, with British High Commissioner Mr. Stanley Fingland
SV PAN Richard walks into airport building with Mwaura and Fingland
CU Richard speaking
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: IVOR RICHARD: "Before I went to Geneva in October I think I said that I thought the chances of settlement of the Rhodesian problem were somewhere around fifty-fifty. I still feel that -- indeed I think the odds are now slightly better than they were before Geneva started. We had eight weeks there of intensive discussions in the course of which the Nationalist delegations in particular gave us a very full and detailed account of their positions. It then seemed to me that it was necessary for Britain to try and so some thinking for herself to produce some new ideas, to see whether we could find a way out of the particular dilemma that we were in and that the conference seemed to be getting into. And it's in order to discuss those ideas with the front-line Presidents and with the participants to the conference that I have come to Africa ow. Thank you."
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Background: Mr. Ivor Richard, chairman of the Geneva conference on Rhodesia, said in Kenya on Thursday (30 December) that he thought the odds on a settlement of the Rhodesian problem were now slightly better than they were before the Geneva negotiations began. Mr. Richard, Britain's Ambassador to the United Nations, talked to newsmen at Nairobi Airport where he made a brief stop on his way to Zambia while his plane was refuelled.
SYNOPSIS: He was met by British High Commissioner Mr. Stanley Fingland, Mr. Mwaura, Under Secretary in the Kenya Ministry of Home Affairs, and other government officials. He was given lunch before continuing his journey.
Mr. Richard also said he might return to Kenya for talks with the Kenyan government about Rhodesia.