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1961 - Laos Crisis, Kennedy - Gromyko Voice Peace Hopes

Reel Number: 250041-10

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1961

Country: England,Laos,United Kingdom,USA,USSR

Location: Florida,Key West,Southeast Asia

TC Begins: 08:14:04

TC Ends: 08:17:25

Duration: 00:03:21

Title. 08:14:08 US Military at attention, British Prime Minister arrives Key West, Florida, greeted by President Kennedy, CUs & walking towards camera. 08:14:37 Ext. White House West Wing, limousine arrives & MCU Gromyko out, greeted & photographers. 08:14:56 Int. MCUs JFK & Gromyko seated talking, standing. 08:15:11 Ext. Press waiting, Gromyko speaks at microphones w/ newsreel cameramen. Speaks SOF (Russian). Translator, SOF: “The President & I, after our conversation, expressed the hope that possibilities would be found of settling the Laotian question peacefully.” Gromyko. Translation: “And we expressed the hope that a possibility would be found to settle the matter in such a way as to ensure a peaceful development of Laos & the implementation of a policy of neutrality.” Gromyko. Translation: “It would be good if both countries act in that direction.” 08:16:33 MS Reporters taking notes. Gromyko answers questions SOF. re cease-fire: “We touched on the conversation on this subject. I have nothing to say publicly at this moment.” Q: Did you bring any message on that subject for the President? “Not in written form; I expressed certain considerations of the Soviet government on the question of Laos, of the Soviet government as a whole, and personally the use of Mr. Khrushchev as head of the Soviet government. Goodbye.” 1961 Laotian Civil War; Cold War; Southeast Asia; Diplomacy; USSR; USA; Diplomat; NOTE: Ask about special pricing of this card.

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