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    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FOUR MAIN COMBATANTS IN THE VIETNAM WAR MET FOR MORE THAN FIVE HOURS IN PARIS TODAY (SATURDAY) IN THE FIRST FULL SESSION OF THE VIETNAM PEACE CONFERENCE.

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    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FOUR MAIN COMBATANTS IN THE VIETNAM WAR MET FOR MORE THAN FIVE HOURS IN PARIS TODAY (SATURDAY) IN THE FIRST FULL SESSION OF THE VIETNAM PEACE CONFERENCE. THE MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY THE DEPUTY LEADERS OF THE DELEGATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, SOUTH VIETNAM, NORTH VIETNAM, AND THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT -- THE POLITICAL ARM OF THE VIET CONG.

    IT'S REPORTED THAT THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND UNITED STATES DELEGATES AT TODAY'S OPENING SESSION OF THE ENLARGED CONFERENCE, WHICH DISCUSSED PROCEDURE, BOTH EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT FULL-SCALE TALKS WOULD START SOON. THE MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY THE DEPUTY LEADERS OF THE FOUR DELEGATIONS.

    THE NORTH VIETNAMESE DELEGATE, COLONEL HA VAN LAU, PROPOSED IN A PREPARED STATEMENT THAT THE PEACE CONFERENCE HOLD ITS FIRST PLENARY SESSION FOR "SUBSTANTIVE DISCUSSIONS" EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE AMERICAN DELEGATE, MR. CYRUS VANCE, IS REPORTED TO HAVE TOLD THE CONFERENCE THAT THE PROPOSALS PUT FORWARD BY THE U.S. AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE WERE FOR THE MOST PART "BASED ON THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR OUR PRESENT MEETING WORKED OUT BETWEEN OUR TWO SIDES".

    MADAME NGUYEN THI BINH OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT BACKED THE NORTH VIETNAMESE CALL FOR SUBSTANTIVE TALKS NEXT WEEK IN HER STATEMENT, WHICH STRONGLY ATTACKED THE UNITED STATES AND ITS "INSTRUMENT", THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT. THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE DELEGATE, NGUYEN XUAN PHONG, PROPOSED A LIST OF SUBJECTS ON WHICH THE ENLARGED VIETNAM PEACE TALKS SHOULD REACH AGREEMENT IN ORDER TO MOVE AHEAD TO SUBSTANTIVE TALKS. THESE SUBJECTS INCLUDED FINDING A NAME FOR THE CONFERENCE AND ITS COMPOSITION, SPEAKING ARRANGEMENTS AND PROCEDURAL MATTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADWB60JGQL1RFUV287X4G2UP5V
    Media URN:
    VLVADWB60JGQL1RFUV287X4G2UP5V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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