• Short Summary

    MADAME NGUYEN THI BINH ATTENDED THE 21ST SESSION OF FULL SCALE PEACE TALKS IN PARIS TODAY (12 JUNE) IN HER NEW CAPACITY AS FOREIGN MINISTER OF THE NEWLY-FORMED "PROVISIONAL REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT" OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

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    MADAME NGUYEN THI BINH ATTENDED THE 21ST SESSION OF FULL SCALE PEACE TALKS IN PARIS TODAY (12 JUNE) IN HER NEW CAPACITY AS FOREIGN MINISTER OF THE NEWLY-FORMED "PROVISIONAL REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT" OF SOUTH VIETNAM. SHE SUCCEEDS THE FORMER CHIEF NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT SPOKESMAN AT THE TALKS, MR. TRAN BUU KIEN, WHO IS TO RETURN TO SOUTH VIETNAM AS "MINISTER' IN THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE".

    MADAME BINH TOLD THE PRESENT SESSION OF THE TALKS TODAY (12 JUNE) THAT THE NEW GOVERNMENT "EXPOSES ONCE AGAIN THE SO-CALLED 'LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL' CHARACTER" OF THE SAIGON REGIME HEADED BY PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU. IT MET THE "PROFOUND ASPIRATIONS OF THE VARIOUS SOCIAL STRATA" TO MOVE FORWARD TOWARDS TOTAL VICTORY, SHE ADDED.

    BUT SAIGON'S CHIEF DELEGATE, MR. PHAH DANG LAM, TOLD TODAY'S SESSION THAT HIS GOVERNMENT RECOGNISED NO VALUE IN THE FORMATION OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT. HE SAID SAIGON STILL REGARDED THE PARIS CONFERENCE AS A MEETING BETWEEN TWO SIDES.

    LAWRENCE E. WALSH, DEPUTY LEDER OF THE UNITED STATES DELEGATION, SAID THE OTHER SIDE HAD INTRODUCED CHANGES IN NAME ONLY WHICH HAD NO SIGNIFICANCE FOR AMERICA AND ITS ALLIES. "WHATEVER YOU DO FOR SELF-SERVING PROPAGANDA DOES NOT CHANGE THE POLITICAL AND MILITARY SITUATION", HE SAID.

    MR. WALSH WAS STANDING IN FOR CHIEF DELEGATE HENRY CABOT LODGE, WHO WAS ATTENDING THE MIDWAY ISLAND CONFERENCE WITH PRESIDENTS NIXON AND THIEU.

    THE FORMATION OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT IS SEEN BY OBSERVERS IN PARIS AS AN ATTEMPT TO STRENGTHEN THE VIET CONG'S NEGOTIATING POSITION AT THE TALKS AND AS A POLITICAL OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE SAIGON GOVERNMENT.

    HANOI WAS ALSO REPRESENTED BY ITS SECOND-IN COMMAND, COLONEL HA VAN LAU. CHIEF DELEGATE XUAN THUY IS ATTENDING CONSULTATIONS IN HANOI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA201G7HMPDBM3YCI3CMNGFN7L3
    Media URN:
    VLVA201G7HMPDBM3YCI3CMNGFN7L3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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