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    THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAM HAVE SIGNED A 31.2 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS FARM COMMODITIES AGREEMENT IN SAIGON ON JANUARY 9.

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    THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAM HAVE SIGNED A 31.2 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS FARM COMMODITIES AGREEMENT IN SAIGON ON JANUARY 9.

    THE AGREEMENT IS INTENDED TO SUPPLY SOUTH VIETNAM WITH BASIC COMMERCIAL FOOD AND FARM PRODUCTS IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS. IT WAS SIGNED BY PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN THO, AND THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO SAIGON, MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE.

    THIS IS THE AND LARGEST SUCH AGREEMENT CONCLUDED BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES SINCE JUNE 1958, WHEN THE UNITED STATES INITIATED ITS FOOD-FOR-PEACE PROGRAMME IN VIETNAM WITH A SIX MILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS TOBACCO AGREEMENT.

    MEANWHILE, 23 DIESEL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES, 21 FREIGHT CARS, 200 NON-ASSEMBLED FREIGHT CARS AND PLANT MACHINERY ARRIVED IN SAIGON UNDER THE UNITED STATES DIRECT AID PROJECT.

    MR. JOSEPH BRENT, DIRECTOR OF AMERICAN AID IN HIS SPEECH, UNDER-LINED THE SPECIAL SITUATION NOW CONFRONTING VIETNAMESE RAILROAD WHICH SUFFERED FROM FREQUENT VIET CONG SABOTAGE ACTIVITIES.

    MR. TRAN NGOC OANH, MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, WAS AMONG THE MANY DIGNITARIES PRESENT AT THE SAIGON RAILWAY STATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABBCGCNQS2G94J8UJOJVNUBPLE
    Media URN:
    VLVABBCGCNQS2G94J8UJOJVNUBPLE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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