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    President Nixon's Congressional fact-finding mission to South Vietnam and Cambodia, at the end of their six-day visit last week, said they had gained a full insight into the Cambodian operation.

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    President Nixon's Congressional fact-finding mission to South Vietnam and Cambodia, at the end of their six-day visit last week, said they had gained a full insight into the Cambodian operation. The eleven man group said they would discuss their findings more fully in Hawaii, their next port of call.

    The group of Congressmen and State Governors had gained a full insight into the facts of the Cambodian situation from their briefings and questions with both American and South Vietnamese military personnel and officials, said their spokesman, Mr Herbert Klein, White House Director of Communications.

    Since their arrival last Thursday (June 4), the four Senators, four Representatives and three Governors, had travelled extensively and seen the effects of the war in both South Vietnam and Cambodia.

    They spent four days in South Vietnam, and two days in Cambodia, meetings the people, talking with high-ranking members of the armed forces, inspecting large amount of captured weapons, and Viet Cong sanctuaries.

    Shortly after the fact-finding mission left for Hawaii, U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers disclosed that he would visit South Vietnam at the end of this month. He would then go on to a conference, probably to be held in Japan, of all United States Ambassadors serving in South East Asia.

    Mr Rogers, during an interview, stressed that American troops would leave the border area of Cambodia by the end of June and would not return to help the Cambodian Government repel Communist Armies advancing across their country.

    SYNOPSIS: At the end of their six-day visit to South Vietnam and Cambodia, last week, President Nixon's Congressional Fact-finding Mission said that they had gained a full insight into the Cambodian operation. The eight Congressmen and three State Governors spent four days in South Vietnam and two days in Cambodia, meeting people, talking to military personnel and viewing captured weapons and Viet Cong sanctuaries.

    Escorted by ARVN Colonel Nghin, members of the Mission toured Huu Thanh Market in South Vietnam, where they had a brief opportunity to relax.

    With Major-General Dzu, Commander of South Vietnam's Fourth Corps, they inspected captured arms and ammunition. The Major-General briefed the visitors extensively on the action his force had encountered.

    At Kampong Trach, just inside the Cambodian border, the visiting team saw more captured weapons, which included anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.

    A platoon of women soldiers was more evidence of the passionate fight which the Cambodians are staging. Before they left, the eleven-man group said they would discuss their findings more fully in Hawaii, their next port of call. Shortly after their departure, U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers revealed that he would visit South Vietnam at the end of this month.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LVS8LDUA09J9P3Y2506QC3JJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LVS8LDUA09J9P3Y2506QC3JJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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