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    PRESIDENT JOHNSON WAS LEAVING FOR HONOLULU TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR THE THREE-DAY CONFERENCE ON VIETNAM. THE?

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    PRESIDENT JOHNSON (SOF) :-



    "THE DISCUSSION WILL CONCENTRATE ON ECONOMICS, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL MATTERS OF INTEREST TO ALL OF OUR PEOPLE. I ALSO PLAN TO MEET WITH GENERAL WILLIAM WESTMORELAND, THE COMMANDER OF THE U.S. MILITARY ASSISTANCE IN VIETNAM. FOR SOME TIME I'VE WANTED TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION IN VIETNAM WITH HIM. HE IS IN HONOLULU FOR TALKS WITH ADMIRAL SHARP, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE PACIFIC. THIS WOULD PROVIDE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW NOT ONLY THE MILITARY SITUATION WITH GENERAL WESTMORELAND AND ADMIRAL SHARP, BUT NON-MILITARY MATTERS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE CHIEF OF STATE AND WITH THE VARIOUS MEMBERS OF OUR CABINET WHO ARE INTERESTED IN PACIFICATION MATTERS. WE WILL ATTEMPT TO SEN D CERTAIN TECHNICAL EMPLOYEES OF THE GOVERNMENT INTERESTED IN THE HEALTH AND EDUCATION AND AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMMES ON TO SAIGON ACCOMPANIED BY SOME WHITE HOUSE STAFF MEMBERS FOLLOWING THE HONOLULU MEETING. WE EXPECT TO RETURN TO WASHINGTON LATE TUESDAY EVENING."



    PRESIDENT JOHNSON BEFORE MICROPHONE, ANNOUNCES VISIT TO HONOLULU FOR VIETNAM CONFERENCE WITH PRIME MINISTER KY.




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    Background: PRESIDENT JOHNSON WAS LEAVING FOR HONOLULU TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR THE THREE-DAY CONFERENCE ON VIETNAM. THE MEETING WILL BE THE FIRST BETWEEN THE AMERICAN LEADER AND THE RULING GENERALS IN SAIGON WHO CAME TO POWER LAST JUNE. MR. JOHNSON WAS LAST IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL IN 1961 WHEN HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALEIW0OT0ZGXMIGJJPNUB7HKT
    Media URN:
    VLVAALEIW0OT0ZGXMIGJJPNUB7HKT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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