British Commonwealth in the Postwar World

Archive Report

Recording of Commonwealth Relations

Meeting of Commonwealth Ministers at London

Heads of government of the 19 independent countries which comprise the British Commonwealth of Nations1 are to gather in London on July 8 for a week of consultation on matters of common interest. The ministers last met in September 1962, when Great Britain's proposed entry into the European Common Market was the principal business at hand. Although no agenda has been drawn up for this year's conference, a prime topic of discussion is likely to be the future of Southern Rhodesia. That self-governing territory, formerly a member of the ill-fated Central African Federation,2 is in the midst of a grave crisis brought on by differences among its own people and with the British government over political ...

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