• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU ARRIVED IN SEOUL ON TUESDAY (27 MAY) TO START A FOUR-DAY VISIT OF SOUTH KOREA.

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    SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU ARRIVED IN SEOUL ON TUESDAY (27 MAY) TO START A FOUR-DAY VISIT OF SOUTH KOREA. HAVING MET SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT CHING-HEE PARK, PRESIDENT THIEU STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF MILITARY CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    SOUTH KOREA HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF COMBAT TROOPS FIGHTING IN SOUTH VIETNAM AFTER THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND AMERICANS. THIS VISIT IS SEEN AS AN EFFORT TO MAINTAIN THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF SOUTH KOREA IN VIETNAM.

    ON THE SECOND DAY OF HIS VISIT PRESIDENT THIEU AND HIS WIFE VISITED THE KOREAN MILITARY ACADEMY IN SEOUL. WITH PRESIDENT PARK AND HIS WIFE THEY WATCHED THE CADETS AS THEY MARCHED BY THEIR REVIEWING STAND.

    PRESIDENT THIEU TOLD CADETS THAT SOUTH VIETNAM HAD INFLICTED STAGGERING LOSSES ON THE COMMUNISTS: "THE ENEMY CANNOT SUSTAIN ITS PRESENT RATE OF CASUALTIES," HE SAID.

    HE SAID THE COMMUNISTS MIGHT ACCEPT A PEACE SETTLEMENT IN ORDER TO GAIN RESPITE.

    HE SAID THAT IN THE EVENT OF A PEACE TREATY ANY POST-WAR POLITICAL SETTLEMENT ACCEPTABLE TO HIS COUNTRY WOULD HAVE TO BE MADE WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CURRENT CONSTITUTION.

    ONE OF THE PROBLEMS FACING A PEACE SETTLEMENT IS THE QUESTION OF HOW THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT CAN BE INTEGRATED INTO THE POLITICAL SYSTEM.

    IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT PRESIDENT THIEU WANTS THEM INTEGRATED INTO THE PRESENT POLITICAL STRUCTURE WHICH PERMITS ANYONE TO VOTE OR STAND FOR ELECTION BUT DOES NOT PERMIT A COMMUNIST PARTY TO DISPUTE ELECTIONS.

    DURING THE VISIT TO THE ACADEMY PRESIDENT THIEU PRESENTED THE PRINCIPAL OF THE ACADEMY WITH RIFLES CAPTURED FROM THE NORTH VIETNAMESE.

    DURING HIS VISIT PRESIDENT THIEU WILL VISIT THE PORT OF PUSAN TO INSPECT INDUSTRIAL PLANTS AND AN OIL REFINERY.

    A JOINT COMMUNIQUE IS EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED BY THE TWO LEADERS BEFORE PRESIDENT THIEU LEAVES FOR TAIPEI, TAIWAN, AT THE END OF HIS VISIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPAK0OV05BRBYPMU4JDGSHB8P
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPAK0OV05BRBYPMU4JDGSHB8P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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