As part of his Asian tour, Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew made a 24-hour stop-over in?
As part of his Asian tour, Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew made a 24-hour stop-over in South Vietnam on thursday (August 27) for talks with Government leaders. He was greeted, on his arrival, by Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky, and met with President Nguyen Van Thieu to review the military situation in Vietnam and Cambodia.
In addition to having talks with the Saigon government, Vice-President Agnew also met with the American Commander in Vietnam, General Creighton Abrams. He also presented medals to Vietnamese and American soldiers who took part in operations in Cambodia.
The brief stay in Saigon was scheduled to be the Vice-President's last stop before visiting Thailand, however Mr Agnew made a surprise visit to Phnom Penh in Cambodia before flying on to Bangkok.
Vice-President Agnew has already visited South Korea and Taiwan in his nine-day tour--- the purpose of which is to underline the Nixon doctrine of a 'low-profile' American military involvement in Asia.