Vietnamese and Filipino officials have begun talks on ways to increase co-operation between their two countries.
GV Aircraft landing.
GV President Ferninand and Mrs Marcos walk along red carpet
GV Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Van Dong leaves aircraft and is greeted by President Marcos.
GV Guard of honour salutes as artillery fires welcoming salute.
GV Pham Van Dong and President Marcos standing at attention ZOOM INTO Pham Van Dong PAN TO Marcos.
GV President Marcos and Pham Van Dong review honour guard.
SV Pham Van Dong meets officers.
GV Children performing traditional dance as official party looks on. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: Vietnamese and Filipino officials have begun talks on ways to increase co-operation between their two countries.
SYNOPSIS: The talks followed the arrival of the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Pham Van Dong, in Manila on Saturday (16 September). President Ferninand Marcos and Mrs Marcos personally greeted their visitor with a full ceremonial welcome at Manila Airport.
Mr Dong's welcome was described as only a little less elaborate than that given earlier this year to Chinese Vice Premier Li Hsien-nien, and also that accorded Vice President walter Mondale of the United States.
The Philippines once provided bases for United States forces involved in fighting in Indochina. It is also a member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) which previously had been under attack from North Vietnam. Now Vietnam is seeking accommodation with ASEAN and Mr. Dong stressed on arrival that his visit was aimed at building bridges between Vietnam and the non-Communist members of the Association. It is two years since Vietnam and the Philippines established diplomatic links.
President Marcos marked Mr. Dong's arrival with a call for peaceful co-operation in South East Asia, despite differences of ideology. He said the visit marked a new era in relations between the two countries. However, the visit was-not totally welcomed. Two hundred of Manila's community of Vietnamese refugees began a hunger strike in protest.