• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON ARRIVED IN BANGKOK, THAILAND, ON MONDAY (28 JULY) ON THE THIRD LEG OF HIS ASIAN TOUR.

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    UNITED STATES PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON ARRIVED IN BANGKOK, THAILAND, ON MONDAY (28 JULY) ON THE THIRD LEG OF HIS ASIAN TOUR. HE AND MRS NIXON WERE GREETED BY KING BHUMIBOL AND QUEEN SIRIKIT WITH WHOM THEY DROVE TO THE MUNICIPAL PAVILION AT PAN FAH BRIDGE, WHERE PRESIDENT NIXON RECEIVED THEY KEY OF THE CITY AN MADE A SPEECH.

    PRESIDENT NIXON, WHO HAS ALREADY HELD TALKS WITH LEADERS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIA, WILL ALSO BE VISITING INDIA AND PAKISTAN DURING HIS TRIP - WITH THE RUMOURED POSSIBILITY THAT HE MAY ALSO MAKE AN UNSCHEDULED STOP IN SAIGON, SOUTH VIETMAN.

    AT THE MUNICIPAL PAVILION, THE PRESIDENT RECEIVED THE KEY OF THE CITY FROM THE LORD MAYOR OF BANGKOK. THE AMERICAN HEAD OF STATE'S VISIT BEGAN ONLY A FEW HOURS AFTER A COMMUNIST GUERRILLA RAID ON A U.S. AIR FORCE BASE IN THAILAND - THE FIRST SUCH ATTACK IN MORE THAN A YEAR - AND SOME THAI'S REACTIONS WERE STRONG, JUST BEFORE THE MOTORCADE HAD ARRIVED AT PAN FAH BRIDGE, POLICE ARRESTED FOUR ARMED DEMONSTRATORS WHO SHOUTED "YANKEE GO HOME" AND THREW A BOTTLE INTO THE PATH OF THE CARS. BUT THERE WERE NO FURTHER DEMONSTRATIONS DURING THE SYMBOLIC CEREMONY, AT WHICH PRESIDENT NIXON SPOKE, SAYING:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEI3UJVQ7TY7308MSMZZWR4PJM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEI3UJVQ7TY7308MSMZZWR4PJM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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