• Short Summary

    THE FIRST SESSION OF THE ENLARGED VIETNAM PEACE TALKS OPENS TOMORROW (SATURDAY) IN PARIS, AFTER A THREE MONTHS DELAY CAUSED BY DISAGREEMENT OVER THE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS.

  • Description

    THE FIRST SESSION OF THE ENLARGED VIETNAM PEACE TALKS OPENS TOMORROW (SATURDAY) IN PARIS, AFTER A THREE MONTHS DELAY CAUSED BY DISAGREEMENT OVER THE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS. NEGOTIATIONS HAVE COMPROMISED ON THE SHAPE OF THE CONFERENCE TABLE, AGREEING TO USE A SOLID ROUND TABLE FLANKED ON OPPOSITE SIDES BY TWO SMALLER RECTANGULAR TABLES. FRENCH GOVERNMENT CARPENTERS HAVE BUILT THE ROUND TABLE, ASSEMBLING SEPARATE SECTIONS OF WOOD WITHIN THE CONFERENCE HALL.

    THE COMPROMISE IS DESIGNED TO CIRCUMVENT THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE DESCRIPTIONS USED BY THE PARTIES TO THE TALKS. THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE CALL THE TALKS 'TWO SIDED', WHILE NORTH VIETNAM AND THE VIET CONG SAY THAT THEY ARE 'FOUR SIDED', CLAIMING AN INDEPENDENT NEGOTIATING STATUS FOR THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT.

    THE TWO SMALL SECRETARIAL TABLES WILL BE PLACED DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSITE TO EACH OTHER, 18 INCHED AWAY FROM THE MAIN CIRCULAR TABLE WHICH WILL SEAT 16 DELEGATES. THERE WILL BE NO FLAGS OR NAME PLATES INSIDE THE CONFERENCE ROOM.

    THE FIRST SESSION ON SATURDAY WILL BE DEVOTED TO ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR THE REST OF THE CONFERENCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAXCCPVYKA5S9FJFXY0E9FJ58G
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXCCPVYKA5S9FJFXY0E9FJ58G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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