Vietnam peace negotiators Dr. Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho of North Vietnam are to?
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KISSINGER: "We met for some 30 hours. There will be another ten hours of technical meeting between Ambassador Sullivan and Minister Thach. The purpose of the meeting was to bring about a swift implementation of the Paris agreement. The meetings were conducted in a constructive and positive manner. Significant progress was made. Ambassador Sullivan is now in Saigon, to discuss the results with the government of South Vietnam. I'm returning to Washington, to report to the President. Mr. Le Duc Tho and I will meet again on June 6th. We have every intention of concluding our discussion within the next series of meetings. That is all I have to say, and the North Vietnamese will be prepared to confirm this. Thank you.
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Background: Vietnam peace negotiators Dr. Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho of North Vietnam are to meet again on June 6th, to conclude their discussions, on shoring up the precarious accord they worked out in Paris in January.
Dr. Kissinger flew back to Washington from Paris on Wednesday (23 May), declaring that significant progress had been made in two negotiators' latest series of 30-hours of talks. He said he would be reporting the progress of the discussions to President Nixon.
North Vietnamese politburo member, Le Duc Tho is staying on in Paris, until Dr. Kissinger returns for their next session.
Dr. Kissinger's number two, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State William Sullivan, left for Saigon on Tuesday, for talks with the South Vietnamese government.
Before flying home to Washington, Dr. Kissinger talked to reporters, about his meetings with Le Duc Tho.