• Short Summary

    A Canadian plan for setting up an adequate political authority to which the international commission supervising the Vietnam ceasefire would be responsible, was rejected in Paris on Monday (26 February) by the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong.

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    SV & MV Nguyen Than Le speaking in Vietnamese and interpreter speaking in French (6 shots)
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    Initials BB/1317/JK/DW/BB/1325



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    Background: A Canadian plan for setting up an adequate political authority to which the international commission supervising the Vietnam ceasefire would be responsible, was rejected in Paris on Monday (26 February) by the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong.

    Nguyen Than Le, of North Vietnam, rejected the Canadian proposal at a press conference held immediately after the opening of the 12-nation conference in Paris. The rejection was endorsed at the conference by a Vietcong delegate, Ly Van Sau.

    Canada's External Affaire Minister, Mitchell Sharp, proposed that the United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, should be empowered to receive reports from the international control commission of any ceasefire violations.

    Mr. Sharp said Canada was determined to make its proposal a major issue, even if it prolonged the conference beyond the four or five or five days originally envisaged. If the problem was not settled satisfactorily, he said, Canada would pull out of the ceasefire commission.

    The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are against United Nations involvement, as they argue that the U.N. did not play an active role in bringing about a ceasefire. They are also anxious to avoid any further outside intervention in the issue.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4YZO2B1T94616O1EEB81227ZN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YZO2B1T94616O1EEB81227ZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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