• Short Summary

    Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Van Dong arrived in Singapore on Monday (Oct 16) on the last leg of his tour of ASEAN countries to bid for their favour in Vietnam's continuing struggles with its communist neighbours Cambodia and China.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Lee Kuan Yew walking towards the plane
    4 ft

    2.
    SV Pham Van Dong stepping down the plane and shake hand with Lee
    14 ft

    3.
    CU Cutaway of honour guard
    15 ft

    4.
    SV Dong and Lee walking towards the guards
    19 ft

    5.
    SV Dong and Lee inspecting honour guards
    24 ft

    6.
    SV Dong shake hands with Government leaders and Diplomats (3 SHOTS)
    31 ft

    7.
    SV Dong getting into car and leaving the airport (2 SHOTS)
    38 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Van Dong arrived in Singapore on Monday (Oct 16) on the last leg of his tour of ASEAN countries to bid for their favour in Vietnam's continuing struggles with its communist neighbours Cambodia and China.

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew greeted Mr. Dong at the airport when he flew in Singapore to a red-carpet welcome.

    Mr. Dong, who flew from Kuala Lumpur after an official visit to Malaysia, said his trip to Singapore was a good opportunity to strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation in various fields on the basis of each other's independence, security, equality and mutual benefit.

    However, the Vietnam leader is likely to run into same cautions scepticism from Mr. Lee and his Government, who fear communist expansionism southwards from Indochina.

    Mr. Lee is likely to stress that words of peace must be matched by deeds, and any move Vietnam to escalate its conflict with Cambodia, for instance, would be regarded by Singapore as throwing doubt on Hanoi's professions of good intentions, informed sources said in Singapore.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANYM1PQT5HED0QZ5B2EQAV4PR
    Media URN:
    VLVAANYM1PQT5HED0QZ5B2EQAV4PR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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