• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON HEADED FROM INDIA TODAY (THURSDAY), AFTER BEING FAREWELLED AT BANGKOK AIRPORT BY THAILAND'S KING BHUMIBOL, ON THE NEXT STAGE OF HIS TOUR OF ASIAN COUNTRIES.

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    UNITED STATES PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON HEADED FROM INDIA TODAY (THURSDAY), AFTER BEING FAREWELLED AT BANGKOK AIRPORT BY THAILAND'S KING BHUMIBOL, ON THE NEXT STAGE OF HIS TOUR OF ASIAN COUNTRIES. HE LEFT BEHIND FIRM ASSURANCE OF AMERICA'S COMMITMENT TO THAILAND, CONTAINED IN A BROAD AGREEMENT WITH THAI LEADERS ON THE NEW ASIAN ROLE OF THE UNITED STATES.

    PRESIDENT NIXON'S THREE-DAY VISIT TO THAILAND ALSO INCLUDED A FIVE-HOUR WHIRLWIND TRIP TO SOUTH VIETNAM, WHERE HE MET SOUTH VIETNAMESE LEADERS AND CHATTED WITH TROOPS AT A BASE NEAR SAIGON.

    PRESIDENT NIXON IS REPORTED TO HAVE ASSURED THE LEADERS THAT THEY WILL BE GIVEN ALL THE EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS REQUIRED TO CONTINUE THEIR FIGHT AGAINST GUERILLAS INSURGENCIES IN NORTH-EAST THAILAND.

    THE PRESIDENT ALSO TOLD THEM THAT THE WITHDRAWAL OF UNITED STATES TROOPS FROM SOUTH VIETNAM WOULD BE GRADUAL ENOUGH TO ENABLE SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES TO TAKE OVER SMOOTHLY.

    AT HIS AIRCRAFT HEADED FOR NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT NIXON FACED A NEW SET OF PROBLEMS -- INCLUDING THE TROUBLED RELATIONS BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN. DURING HIS VISIT THERE, HE WILL HAVE TALKS WITH PRIME MINISTER MRS. INDIRA GANDHI AND OTHER INDIAN LEADERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAVEJDBZ8AMY4JG7LV6579SO2A
    Media URN:
    VLVAAVEJDBZ8AMY4JG7LV6579SO2A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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