U.S. Presidential envoy Dr. Henry Kissinger and top North Vietnamese negotiator Le Duc Tho held?
GV PAN Xuan Thuy's car arrives; out of car & waves (3 shots)
GV PAN & MV Le Duc Tho's car arrives, Tho out of car (3 shots)
GV & MV Kissinger car arrives, Kissinger out of car and greeted (3 shots)
GV Police & newsmen outside villa at night as Kissinger comes out of building (2 shots)
MV PAN Le Duc Tho pacing up & down with aide
MV PAN Kissinger's car away
GV PAN Le Duc Tho's car departs
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Background: U.S. Presidential envoy Dr. Henry Kissinger and top North Vietnamese negotiator Le Duc Tho held four and a half hours of discussions in a suburban villa near Paris on Tuesday (21 November) seeking to put final touches to a Vietnam peace settlement. There was no indication of what was discussed at Tuesday's meeting.
For the first time in the three years of secret contacts between Dr. Kissinger and Mr. Tho, the site of the meeting was not kept a mystery, and about 50 newsmen crowded around the villa entrance. Neither side, however, made a statement following the meeting, the meeting, the second in two days of the current talks.
Later, Dr. Kissinger left for Brussels and talks with President Suharto of Indonesia, who is on a state visit to Belgium. Officials in Washington said that Dr. Kissinger would discuss the progress of the Paris talks with President Suharto. Indonesia is one of four countries which have agreed in principle to contribute to a force to supervise a Vietnam ceasefire. Hungary, Poland and Canada are the other countries involved.
Dr. Kissinger is scheduled to fly back to Paris Wednesday morning (22 November), but it was not known whether he would again enter into discussions with Hanoi's chief negotiator.