• Short Summary

    William Porter, President Nixon's new negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks, arrived at Orly Airport today (Monday), ready to take the place of David Bruce in the talks aimed at ending the war in Vietnam.

  • Description

    William Porter, President Nixon's new negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks, arrived at Orly Airport today (Monday), ready to take the place of David Bruce in the talks aimed at ending the war in Vietnam.

    Among those gathered at the airport to greet him was Pham Dang Lam, the South Vietnamese Government's delegate at the talks.

    Mr. Porter, born in 1914 the son of a British naval officer, became a naturalised United States citizen in 1936. He is an experienced diplomat with wide experience of delicate political situations.

    Ten years ago he was appointed consul-general in French-ruled Algeria, and stayed on to become America's first ambassador to independent Algeria. In 1965 he was named ambassador to Saudi Arabia, but before he would take office, the United States Ambassador in Saigon, Mr. Cabot Lodge, requested his services as No. 2 in South Vietnam to head the pacification programme there.

    In May 1967, President Johnson placed the pacification programme under the command of General Westmoreland, and Mr. Porter was transferred to South Korea.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEA62F5FTMUBVW75M5V7NJ9QLX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEA62F5FTMUBVW75M5V7NJ9QLX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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