United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, arrived in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Thursday?
United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, arrived in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Thursday (26 April) for a three-day visit. he was to have talks with Vietnamese government leaders on the situation in Indochina and the plight of refugees from the region.
SYNOPSIS: Hanoi has been steadily removing the scars of a generation of warfare since the United States ended the war four years ago.
Dr. Waldheim had brought with him a party of eight United Nations officials.
Among the expected topics on the agenda were the border war earlier this year between China and Vietnam as well as the situation in Kampuchea (Cambodia) and the plight of Vietnamese refugees. Dr. Waldheim was also expected to discuss the possibility of holding a conference of Indochina.
The idea for an Indochina conference came earlier this year from former Kampuchean ruler Prince Norodom Sihanouk. He raised it while attending the United Nations as a representative of Kampuchea's Pol Pot government to level charges of Vietnamese aggression against his country. Dr. Waldheim's Vietnam itinerary included visiting Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).