• Short Summary

    NEW DELHI IS ONE OF SEVERAL VENUES STILL BEING CONSIDERED FOR PEACE TALKS BETWEEN AMERICA AND NORTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    NEW DELHI IS ONE OF SEVERAL VENUES STILL BEING CONSIDERED FOR PEACE TALKS BETWEEN AMERICA AND NORTH VIETNAM. YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) A UNITED STATES SPOKESMAN SAID THAT SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT HAD PROPOSED "SOME POSSIBLE SITES LIKELY TO BE ACCEPTABLE" TO BOTH COUNTRIES FOR PRELIMINARY PEACE TALKS.

    THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT U THANT WAS IN TOUCH WITH HANOI "THROUGH THE USUAL CHANNELS". HE DECLINED TO DISCLOSE THE CHANNELS, BUT IN THE PAST THE SECRETARY-GENERAL HAS COMMUNICATED WITH HANOI THROUGH THE GOVERNMENTS OF ALGERIA, FRANCE AND INDIA.

    LAST SATURDAY (APRIL 13) U THANT APPEALED TO BOTH SIDES TO AGREE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE ON A SITE FOR TALKS, AND HE REPEATED THEN THAT HE EXPECTED THE FIRST MEETING TO TAKE PLACE VERY SOON.

    U THANT TOLD NEWSMEN THEN THAT PARIS, GENEVA, RANGOON AND NEW DELHI HAD BEEN AMONG THE CITIES MENTIONED IN HIS OWN DISCUSSIONS LAST WEEK WITH THE NORTH VIETNAMESE REPRESENTATIVE IN PARIS, MR MAI VAN BO.

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON LAST NIGHT LEFT HONOLULU AFTER TALKS WITH SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT CHUNG HEE PARK AND CONSULTATIONS WITH AMERICAN MILITARY LEADERS. A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTERWARDS SHED NO LIGHT ON THE POSITION REACHED IN UNITED STATES EFFORTS TO FIX A TIME AND PLACE FOR PRELIMINARY PEACE CONTACTS WITH HANOI. BUT PRESIDENT JOHNSON REAFFIRMED THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO CONSULT FULLY WITH THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND OTHER ALLIES CONCERNING NEGOTIATING DEVELOPMENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABD4E455J2Z6R9MC0MEFTG4L84
    Media URN:
    VLVABD4E455J2Z6R9MC0MEFTG4L84
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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