• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT, GENERAL CHUNG LEE PARK GAVE HIS FIRST OFFICIAL NEWS CONFERENCE SINCE HIS ELECTION MORE THAN A YEAR AGO, AT THE PRESIDENTIAL MANSION IN SEOUL YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

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    THE SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT, GENERAL CHUNG LEE PARK GAVE HIS FIRST OFFICIAL NEWS CONFERENCE SINCE HIS ELECTION MORE THAN A YEAR AGO, AT THE PRESIDENTIAL MANSION IN SEOUL YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). ALSO PRESENT WAS THE VICE-PRESIDENT, CHANG KEE YUNG.

    THE NEWSMEN ASKED SEVERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SOUTH KOREAN CABINET'S DECISION TO SEND TWO THOUSAND NON-COMBAT TROOPS TO SOUTH VIETNAM. PRESIDENT PARK SAID THAT NO SINGLE COUNTRY IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA COULD DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST AGGRESSION AID FROM ITS ALLIES.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT SOUTH KOREA IS TO AID THE SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT WITH TROOPS CAME AFTER A CABINET MEETING ON FRIDAY. IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE CONTINGENT WOULD COMPRISE ARMY ENGINEERS, TRANSPORTATION PERSONNEL AND "TECHNICAL" SUPPORT UNITS.

    WHILE THE TROOPS WERE OFFICIALLY DESCRIBED AS "NON-COMBAT" UNITS, THE CABINET ANNOUNCED THAT THE CONTINGENT -- ACCORDING TO A SAIGON REQUEST -- WOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH "SELF-DEFENCE CAPABILITIES." THE UNITED STATES, WHICH HAS 24,000 MILITARY PERSONNEL IN SOUTH VIETNAM, WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION AND SUPPLIES FOR THE SOUTH KOREAN CONTINGENT.

    NO DATE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE TROOPS IN SOUTH VIETNAM HAS YET BEEN ANNOUNCED.....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6I8BHFLXE48L0CJ3GCCAFX9BR
    Media URN:
    VLVA6I8BHFLXE48L0CJ3GCCAFX9BR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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