American Secretary of State William Rogers arrives in Saigon on Saturday (July 4) for the annual conference of the Vietnam War Allies.
American Secretary of State William Rogers arrives in Saigon on Saturday (July 4) for the annual conference of the Vietnam War Allies. He said that the United States was firmly committed to finding a political solution to the Indo-China War, and that it was time for real negotiations.
Mr. Rogers arrived in Saigon from the Philippines, where he had been attending the South East Asis Treaty Organisation (SEATO) Conference. He referred to President Nixon's appointment this week of veteran diplomat David Bruce as the new U.S. chief negotiator in the Paris talks as a symbol of America's desire for a political solution to the war.
Military and Civilian Patrols were making snap identity checks as part of the tight security imposed on Saigon for the Conference. The City's main street near the conference venue at the Hotel Majestic, was sealed off. The countries taking part in the conference will include, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and South Korea as well as America and South Vietnam.