Dr. Henry Kissinger and Hanoi Envoy Le Duc Tho emerged smiling from their longest session?
GV House where conference held
SV Delegates' car and police
LV Le Duc Tho comes out of house, waves and enters car
LV PAN Le Duc Tho's car leaving
LV Kissinger walks to car, smiles and enters car and drives away (2 shots)
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Background: Dr. Henry Kissinger and Hanoi Envoy Le Duc Tho emerged smiling from their longest session of peace talks in Paris today the 13th January). All indications are that it was a historic occasion, and photographers were called in to record it. Both sides said that significant progress had been made. Experts will continue to work on details. Meanwhile, Dr. Kissinger reports to President Nixon in the United States, and keeps in touch with Le Duc Tho through "usual channels". General Alexander Haig, Dr. Kissinger's former deputy, and now Army Vice Chief of Staff has been summoned to join President Nixon and his chief negotiator in their talks tomorrow. General Haig travelled several times to South Vietnam to keep President Thieu informed of developments.
SYNOPSIS: This house may yet live in history. It was certainly much photographed on Saturday, the 13th January.
Le Duc Tho, the North Vietnamese Envoy is now leaving, after his longest, and perhaps most satisfactory, session of peace talks with Dr. Kissinger of the Untied States. Experts from both sides will continue to work on details, but the chief negotiators summoned photographers to record their last handshake before parting. Both made remarks on the progress that had been made and said they would "keep in closest contact through usual channels".
Meanwhile, Dr. Kissinger is to confer with President Nixon. He told delegates "the President will then decide what steps should be taken to speed a peace of justice and of conciliation". General Haig, Dr. Kissinger's former Deputy now Vice Chief of Staff, and a frequent visitor to President Thieu of South Vietnam, will join in the presidential discussions.