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    PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S SPECIAL ENVOY ON VIETNAM, MR. GOLDBERG SAW THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER AT HIS?

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    GOLDBERG ON STEPS OF NO. TEN WITH WILSON, ANSWERS REPORTERS' QUESTIONS (SOF).



    GOLDBERG: "WELL THIS IS A HARD QUESTION TO ANSWER IN TERMS OF HOPES OR DOUBTS OR PESSIMISM. I WOULD SAY THAT THIS INITIATIVE IS GOING ON, AND I THINK ALL MANKIND IS HOPEFUL THAT IT WILL HAVE A CONSTRUCTIVE OUTCOME."



    QUESTION: "ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED BY COMMUNIST REACTION SO FAR SIR ?"



    ANSWER: "I WOULD NOT EXPRESS ANYTHING SO FAR, IN TERMS OF DISAPPOINTMENTS, HOPES, OPTIMISM OR PESSIMISM, I WOULD MERELY SAY THAT THIS EFFORT IS BEING PURSUED."



    QUESTION: "WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS IN THIS PEACE INITIATIVE NOW?"



    ANSWER: "THE EFFORT IS TO CONTINUE TO SEE IF WE CAN BRING ABOUT UNCONDITIONAL NEGOTIATIONS AT A CONFERENCE TABLE WHERE THIS CONFLICT ULTIMATELY HAS TO BE RESOLVED."



    QUESTION: "HOW USEFUL HAS THE POPE'S MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNIST LEADERS BEEN, TODAY DO YOU THINK, SIR ?"



    ANSWER: "ALL OF THE POPE'S MESSAGES HAVE BEEN USEFUL. AND WE WELCOME THE CONTINUING INTEREST OF THE HOLY FATHER, AND WE WELCOME THE STATEMENT HE MADE TODAY."




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    EDITORS: SEE ALSO 27/66 WILSON ON VIETNAM SOF

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    Background: PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S SPECIAL ENVOY ON VIETNAM, MR. GOLDBERG SAW THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER AT HIS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE, NUMBER TEN DOWNING STREET, TODAY (SATURDAY).

    MR. GOLDBERG WAS ON THE LAST LEG OF HIS MISSION - EARLIER HE HAD SEEN POPE PAUL AND PRESIDENT DE GAULLE.

    THE POPE HAS MADE FRESH APPEALS FOR PEACE TO THE LEADERS OF NORTH AND SOUTH VIETNAM AND, FOR THE FIRST TIME, TO RUSSIA AND CHINA. THE POPE SPOKE OF THE PRESTIGE CHINA ENJOYED IN THE WORLD, AND SAID INTERVENTION ON HER PART WOULD "HONOUR HER IN THE EYES OF HUMANITY."
    BRITAIN, AS CO-CHAIRMAN WITH RUSSIA OF THE GENEVA CONFERENCE, WOULD BE CONCERNED IN THE ARRANGEMENT OF ANY PEACE TALKS STEMMING FROM THE INITIATIVES BY THE POPE AND PRESIDENT JOHNSON.

    A BIG GROUP OF NEWSMEN FACED MR. GOLDBERG AFTER THE TALKS AT NUMBER TEN. WHAT HOPES WERE THERE OF THE INITIATIVES SUCCEEDING?

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4P6USZ5YLQPY2DAZBIU580Q5C
    Media URN:
    VLVA4P6USZ5YLQPY2DAZBIU580Q5C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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