• Short Summary

    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FOUR MAIN PARTIES IN THE VIETNAM WAR TODAY (SATURDAY) BEGAN FULL-SCALE PEACE TALKS IN A BEIGE AND GOLD BALLROOM LIT BY BLAZING CHANDELIERS.

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    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FOUR MAIN PARTIES IN THE VIETNAM WAR TODAY (SATURDAY) BEGAN FULL-SCALE PEACE TALKS IN A BEIGE AND GOLD BALLROOM LIT BY BLAZING CHANDELIERS. THE DELEGATES FROM SOUTH VIETNAM, NORTH VIETNAM THE UNITED STATES AND THE VIET CONG SAT AT A LARGE CIRCULAR TABLE.

    MR TRAN BUU KIEM, OF THE VIET CONG'S NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT, OPENED THE SUBSTANTIVE TALKS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE NEAR THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE. THE HISTORIC CEREMONY WAS RECORDED BY SCORES OF CAMERAMEN AND NEWSMEN.

    THE FIRST DELEGATE TO ENTER THE CONFERENCE ROOM WAS MR PHAM DANG LAM, HEAD OF THE SAIGON DELEGATION. WITHIN A MINUTE HE WAS FOLLOWED BY PRESIDENT NIXON'S CHIEF NEGOTIATOR, MR HENRY CABOT LODGE, WHO TOOK OVER FROM VETERAN NEGOTIATOR W. AVERELL HARRIMAN EARLIER THIS WEEK. NEXT CAME THE HANOI TEAM , LED BY MR ZUAN THUY, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY MR LE DUO THO, NORTH VIETNAMESE COMMUNIST PARTY POLITBURO MEMBER. THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT DELEGATION WERE LAST TO ENTER.

    AS THE TALKS GOT UNDER WAY, BOTH THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AND THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT ATTACKED AMERICAN "AGGRESSION". THE LEADER OF THE SAIGON DELEGATION SAID HIS GOVERNMENT MAIN AIM WAS TO END THE "WAR OF AGRESSION", BROUGHT ABOUT, DIRECTED AND KEPT UP BY THE HANOI ADMINISTRATION." MR CABOT LODGE PROPOSED A COMPLETE RESTORATION OF THE DEMILITARISED ZONE BY KEEPING IT FREE OF ALL MILITARY AND SUBVERSIVE PERSONNEL, MILITARY SUPPLIES, INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT.

    EARLIER, MINOR SCUFFLES, HAD BROKEN OUT AS POLICE MOVED DEMONSTRATING RIVAL VEITNAMESE GROUPS AWAY FORM THE ENTRANCE OF THE CONFERENCE CENTRE. ABOUT 150 PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED -- SOME WAVING VIET CONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE FLAGS WHILE OTHERS WERE HOLDING ALOFT THE RED AND YELLOW SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT BANNER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7HOZY7RX5K0USCABWZ4Z9W0ED
    Media URN:
    VLVA7HOZY7RX5K0USCABWZ4Z9W0ED
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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