In an exclusive interview with Visnews correspondent, Jean Magny, the Chief North vietnamese negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks said on Wednesday (16 Feb) that after the war his country would continue to pours the "construction of socialism".
GVs Residence of delegation
SCU North Vietnam flag
GV INT. Delegation at table
CU Xuan Thuy talking
MV PAN Delegates at table
GV Delegates talking
SCU Map of Southeast Asia on wall
CU Thuy talking with translation over
CU ZOOM OUT TO SV Thuy playing chequers
TRANSLATION SEQ. 4: FOR MR THUY: "The North Vietnamese people will pursue their construction of socialism, develop relations of friendship and cooperation with all countries on the basis of equality and mutual respect. The South Vietnamese people will apply a foreign policy of peace neutrality and establish relations with all countries irrespective of their political and social regimes." "I like journalism and poetry. I, myself, have composed poems. I like to listen to songs and to poetry recitals. I am keen on visiting art museums and works of Vietnam as well as of other countries. I have two sons and one daughter. Since all my children have come of age and I am working well I can wait for the real independence and peace of Vietnam".
IN: "The North Vietnamese people...."
OUT: "....peace in Vietnam".
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Background: In an exclusive interview with Visnews correspondent, Jean Magny, the Chief North vietnamese negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks said on Wednesday (16 Feb) that after the war his country would continue to pours the "construction of socialism".
And Mr Xuan Thuy said the South Vietnamese people would establish a foreign policy based on peace and neutrality.
But during the interview, Mr Thuy accused President Nixon of trying to use the Indo-China war to further his presidential election campaign
Our correspondent, Jean Magny asked Mr Thuy about himself as a man and a diplomat - and for his views on Indo-China once the war is over His answer is considered significant because, observers note, he did not insist on a socialist future for South Vietnam.
SYNOPSIS: Paris - and the residence of the North Vietnamese delegation to the Paris Peace Talks. This was the venue on Wednesday for an exclusive interview by Visnews correspondent, Jean Magny, with the head of the North Vietnamese delegation, Mr Xuan Thuy. At the residence - the delegation meets regularly to discuss matters raised at the talks.
During the interview, Jean Magny was to ask Xuan Thuy about himself -- the man, and the diplomat. But first he asked him about the future facing Vietnam once peace is restored. Xuan Thuy's reply is considered significant - because, observers note, he did not insist on a socialist future for south Vietnam.