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    KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

    Vietnam's Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach held talks with his Malaysian counterpart Tan Sri Ghazali Shafie on July 26.

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    1. GV & SV Minister of Foreign Affairs building in Kuala Lumpur (2 shots) 0.07
    2. SV Vietnamese Foreign Minister and delegation greeted by Malaysian Foreign Minister 0.34
    3. SV PAN Malaysian foreign minister (right) sits with Vietnamese foreign minister who is joined by his delegation 0.48
    4. SV Vietnamese foreign minister PAN TO Malaysian foreign minister 1.06
    5. SV Vietnamese delegation 1.10
    6. SV Vietnamese foreign minister with Malaysian foreign minister (2 shots) 1.28
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    Background: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

    Vietnam's Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach held talks with his Malaysian counterpart Tan Sri Ghazali Shafie on July 26. Mr. Thach spent three days in Malaysia during his tour of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries. He had already visited Singapore, Burma and Thailand. The talks held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuala Lumpur centred on the Kampuchean problem. The ASEAN countries are supporting a coalition set up in June (1982) comprising three Kampuchean factions opposed to the Hanoi-backed government in Phnom Penh. Vietnam objects to ASEAN backing for the coalition as interference in Kampuchea's internal affairs. According to a foreign ministry spokesman Mr. Ghazali asked Mr. Thach for clarification of his veiled threat made in Singapore to take action if ASEAN continued its anti-Hanoi policies. Mr. Thach was reported to have re-stated Vietnam's right to self-defence against external interference. The Malaysian foreign minister reiterated the ASEAN view that the coalition is a means of achieving a political rather than a military settlement in Kampuchea. The ministers also discussed withdrawal of Vietnam's troops from Kampuchea. Mr. Thach said that although Vietnam was withdrawing substantial numbers of troops, complete withdrawal of the 180,000 strong force was dependent on the extent of the threat from China.

    Source: REUTERS - YOONG PIN LAM

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2XP4W1MDYHLZ98VD8CUQ7NOPF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XP4W1MDYHLZ98VD8CUQ7NOPF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1982
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    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
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    N/A

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