Historic press conference
“For me it is a moment of anguish because all my life… You see, the whole of my adult life… I have believed in merger and the unity of these two territories. You know, it’s a people, connected by geography, economics, and ties of kinship… Would you mind if we stop for a while?”
– At the historic press conference on 9 August 1965. He stopped the interview at this point to regain his composure.