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    United States Presidential envoy, General Alexander Haig, visited Saigon on Tuesday (April 10) as part of his fact-finding tour of Indochina.

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    United States Presidential envoy, General Alexander Haig, visited Saigon on Tuesday (April 10) as part of his fact-finding tour of Indochina. He made a second visit to Phnom Penh, the beleaguered capital of the Khmer Republic, before returning home to make his report to President Nixon.

    He was met at Tan Son airbase by deputy ambassador Charles Whitehouse and he had talks in Saigon with U.S. embassy officials.

    They briefed him on economic, military and social developments since the cease-fire. He did not have any talks with Viet Cong officials or members of the International Commission for Control and Supervision (ICCS).

    The facts gathered during General Haig's three-day visit to Thailand, Laos, the Khmer Republic and South Vietnam are expected to form the basis for any decision to increase military aid to the Khmer Republic.

    SYNOPSIS: United States Presidential envoy General Alexander Haig visited Saigon on Tuesday as part of his fact-finding tour of Indochina.

    He was met at Tan Son Nhut airbase by deputy ambassador Charles Whitehouse. In Saigon he had talks with U.S. officials who briefed him on developments since the ceasefire. He did not see any Vietcong officials or members of the International Commission for Control and Supervision. The next day he flew back to Phnom Penh, the besieged Khmer capital, before returning to report to President Nixon.

    General Haig has visited Thailand, Laos; the Khmer Republic and South Vietnam. His evidence is expected to form the basis for any decision to increase military aid to the Khmer Republic.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5JBN12QKDCIMZDZ39ZZ3NTJSX
    Media URN:
    VLVA5JBN12QKDCIMZDZ39ZZ3NTJSX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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