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    Mr. Son Ngoc Thanh, Prime Minister of the Khmer Republic, was given a full ceremonial?

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    Mr. Son Ngoc Thanh, Prime Minister of the Khmer Republic, was given a full ceremonial welcome when he arrived in Saigon on Tuesday (29 August) for an official visit to South Vietnam.

    He was greeted at the city's Tan Son Nhut airport by Prime Minister Tran Thien Khiem and Foreign Minister Tran Van Lam of the South Vietnamese government, and U.S. Ambassador, Mr. Ellsworth Bunker.

    Mr. Than lived for many years in South Vietnam s an exile during Prince Sihanouk's regime before Cambodia was officially declared The Khmer Republic on 9 october, 1970, and Sihanouk was deposed.

    It was the end of 24 years' constitutional monarchy for Vietnam's neighbouring country, but by no means the end of its troubles. With a crumbling internal economy propped up by the United States, and North Vietnamese infiltrators in several parts of the country, the Khmer Republic leans heavily on South Vietnam for both military and moral support.

    Mr. Thanh, who speaks the local Vietnamese dialect like a native due to his many years in the country, was given full honours.....and a big security guard - on arrival in Saigon.

    His talks with South Vietnamese leaders are likely to revolve around peace proposals for Indo-China, plus the possibility of more assistance for the floundering Khmer Republic.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24K7JMS1S879CYKFAC9XO3ABL
    Media URN:
    VLVA24K7JMS1S879CYKFAC9XO3ABL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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