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    The first North Vietnamese Red Cross delegation to visit Thailand in five year today (Tuesday) called on Thai Red Cross officials in Bangkok for talks about the repatriation of about 40,000 Vietnamese refugees remaining in Thailand.

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    Background: The first North Vietnamese Red Cross delegation to visit Thailand in five year today (Tuesday) called on Thai Red Cross officials in Bangkok for talks about the repatriation of about 40,000 Vietnamese refugees remaining in Thailand.

    During a meeting, the North Vietnamese delegation comprising five officials and led by Mr Vu Hoang exchanged gifts with Prince Sukhuma Paribatra, the Vice-President of the Thai Red Cross Society.

    Negotiations between the North Vietnamese and Thai delegations on the refugee repatriation are expected to begin on Thursday (October 1st).

    In an official statement, Mr Hoang last night on his arrival called for what he termed cooperation and mutual understanding between the two peoples. He also said he hoped for a "good implementation" of the 1959 Rangoon Agreement between the two countries for the repatriation.

    About 70,000 Vietnamese fled to Thailand across Laos during the Indochina was between the Viet Minh and French forces twenty years ago. About 30,000 of them had been sent home under the Rangoon Agreement by 1965 when Hanoi refused to agree to further repatriation on the grounds that American bombing of North Vietnam made their voyage home by sea unsafe. The United States discontinued bombing North Vietnam two years ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAMCN6QHGXAZ4O2N526UD2FF0B
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMCN6QHGXAZ4O2N526UD2FF0B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1970
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
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