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    U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL HAS HAD DIRECT CONTACTS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH NORTH VIETNAMESE REPRESENTATIVES IN RANGOON RECENTLY.

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    U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL HAS HAD DIRECT CONTACTS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH NORTH VIETNAMESE REPRESENTATIVES IN RANGOON RECENTLY. THIS WAS REVEALED BY THE NORTH VIETNAMESE CONSUL-GENERAL LE TUNG-SON, WHO FLEW IN QUIETLY LAST SATURDAY. HOWEVER, HE DID NOT REVEAL THE CONTENTS OF THE DISCUSSIONS.

    THE MEETING WAS HELD AT THE NORTH VIETNAMESE CONSULATE. THEY EXCHANGED VIEWS ON THE VIETNAM PROBLEM. NO MESSAGES FROM HANOI OR FROM PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH WERE HANDED OVER TO U THANT DURING THE TALKS.

    DIPLOMATIC SPECULATIONS SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF U THANT'S VISIT SAID HE WOULD HAVE PERSONAL CONTACTS WITH NORTH VIETNAMESE REPRESENTATIVES WHILE IN RANGOON. MORE RUMOURS AROSE WHEN MR. LE TUNG-SON AND THE TWO REPRESENTATIVES ARRIVED QUIETLY.

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL TODAY DEPARTED FOR NEW YORK AFTER A WEEK'S HOLIDAY IN HIS NATIVE BURMA. WHILE IN RANGOON, HE HAD A RE-UNION WITH HIS RELATIVES. THEY INCLUDED HIS 84-YEAR-OLD MOTHER, THREE BROTHERS, NEPHEWS AND NIECES. THE GET-TOGETHER WAS HELD AT HIS BROTHER'S HOUSE. HE POSED FOR SOME FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS...AWAY FROM WORLD POLITICS AND THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF NEW YORK, U THANT LOOKED SMART IN HIS NATIONAL COSTUME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAT10D7HINOK417LACY357QYYD
    Media URN:
    VLVAAT10D7HINOK417LACY357QYYD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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