The Prime Minister of Thailand, General Prem Tinsulanonda, is in Peking for a four-day official visit to China.
SV Thai Prime Minister General Prem Tinsulanonda arriving by car in front of the Great Hall of the People, Peking, China.
SV Thai Prime Minister out of car and greeted by Chinese prime Minister Zhao Ziyang and Foreign Minister Huang Hua.
GV Military officer approaches Thai Prime Minister who leaves dais.
GV PAN ALONG Guard of honour of military and naval contingents TO Thai Prime Minister reviewing same. Children wave coloured streamers as Thai PM walks off.
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Background: The Prime Minister of Thailand, General Prem Tinsulanonda, is in Peking for a four-day official visit to China. Before he left Bangkok, he said the main topic he would be discussing would be the future of Kampuchea.
SYNOPSIS: General Prem was the first lader from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to visit Peking since Zhao Ziyang became Prime Minister of China last month. In the talks he and his minister would be having with the Chinese government, he said the would be trying to find out how far China would support an ASEAN plan to bring peace and stability to Kampuchea. The South East Asian Nations want to see Vietnamese troops withdrawn and elections held under international supervision. General Prem said that after his talks in China, he would be sending a high-ranking mission to Moscow, to see if it could also secure Soviet approval for the plan.
The ASEAN countries, like China, backed the recent United nations resolution continuing to recognise the Khmer Rouge as the legitimate government of Kampuchea -- on the grounds that they regarded its rival, the Heng Samrin government, as installed by force by Vietnamese arms. In an interview published by the New China News Agency, General Prem is quoted as saying that the armed occupation of Kampuchea was a threat to Thailand's security and to the peace of the region; and that there must be a political settlement on the basis of the United Nations Charter. The Vietnamese Communist Party newspaper has accused Thailand of trying to stir other ASEAN nations to join in playing what it called "the China card" against Vietnam.