• Short Summary

    THE SUBSTANTIVE VIETNAM PEACE TALKS IN PARIS WERE DELAYED TODAY (FRIDAY) WHEN HANOI'S DELEGATION MADE A SURPRISE DEMAND FOR A PROCEDURAL MEETING TO DISCUSS TECHNICAL QUESTIONS BEFORE THE FULL TALKS BEGAN.

  • Description

    THE SUBSTANTIVE VIETNAM PEACE TALKS IN PARIS WERE DELAYED TODAY (FRIDAY) WHEN HANOI'S DELEGATION MADE A SURPRISE DEMAND FOR A PROCEDURAL MEETING TO DISCUSS TECHNICAL QUESTIONS BEFORE THE FULL TALKS BEGAN. THE DEPUTY LEADERS OF THE TWO DELEGATIONS, MR. CYRUS R. VANCE OF THE UNITED STATES AND COLONEL HA VAN LAU OF NORTH VIETNAM, MET PRIVATELY AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, NEAR THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE.

    THE NORTH VIETNAMESE REQUEST SHATTERED AMERICAN HOPES FOR A QUICK START TO THE SUBSTANTIVE TALKS. THE U.S. DELEGATION LEADER HAD FLOWN INTO PARIS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) REPORTEDLY READY TO LAUNCH INTO SUBSTANTIVE DISCUSSIONS TODAY.

    AFTER TODAY'S MEETING, COLONEL VAN LAU, WHO WAS FIRST TO LEAVE THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ANSWERED A REPORTERS QUESTION ON THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE TALKS WITH, "YES, GOOD." COLONEL LAU SMILED AND WAVED TO THE MILLING CROWD OF REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS BEFORE GETTING INTO HIS CAR.

    MR. VANCE ALSO TOLD REPORTERS THERE WAS A "GOOD ATMOSPHERE" AT THE INITIAL MEETING. HE SAID THERE WAS NO DISCUSSION OF AN AGENDA BUT DID NOT SAY WHAT SUBJECTS WERE COVERED.

    THE TALKS WERE BELIEVED TO HAVE DEALT WITH SUCH ITEMS AS WHICH LANGUAGES SHOULD BE USED AND WHETHER THE IDENTIFYING NAME PLATES SHOULD BE IN FRENCH OR BOTH ENGLISH AND VIETNAMESE.

    ANOTHER PROCEDURAL MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AND THE MAIN TALKS ARE DUE TO START ON MONDAY, 13 MAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA56YP5KQQS8FB8ALEQ0JUF4FLQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA56YP5KQQS8FB8ALEQ0JUF4FLQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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