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    Representatives of the Saigon Government and the Vietcong-backed Provincial Revolutionary Government held their first direct talks on the political future of South Vietnam at the Hotel Majestic in Paris.

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    Representatives of the Saigon Government and the Vietcong-backed Provincial Revolutionary Government held their first direct talks on the political future of South Vietnam at the Hotel Majestic in Paris.

    A number of procedure matters were agreed helping to clear the way for higher level negotiations soon on the setting up of the National Council of Reconciliation and Concord which is to prepare for, and supervise, elections in South Vietnam.

    The Saigon delegation was led by Mr. Nguyen Phuong Thiep, acting deputy leader, and the Vietcong team was led by his opposite number Mr. Dinh Ba Thi. Both sides said they wished to set up the National Council as soon as possible and to settle the South Vietnam problem.

    SYNOPSIS: Official cars arrive again at the Hotel Majestic where the Paris Peace Talks were held. South Vietnamese delegate Mr. Nguyen Phuong Thiep arrives to have the first direct talks on the political future of South Vietnam with representatives of the Vietcong backed Provincial Revolutionary Government.

    The leader of the Vietcong team Mr. Dinh Ba Thi told newsmen the Provincial Revolutionary Government wanted to settle the internal problems of South Vietnam as soon as possible within the 90 days provided by the ceasefire agreement.

    After the meeting, at which a number of procedure matters were agreed clearing the way to higher level negotiations, Mr. Thiep said his government wanted to reach an early satisfactory solution to South Vietnam's political problems and to restore and consolidate peace.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8V9XHOO5XPHVDU9FWE8GM50EC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8V9XHOO5XPHVDU9FWE8GM50EC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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