U.S. Vice-President Spiro Agnew arrived in Bangkok from Phnom Penh on Friday (August 28) for?
U.S. Vice-President Spiro Agnew arrived in Bangkok from Phnom Penh on Friday (August 28) for discussions with Thai leaders. Mr. Agnew's four-hour stop-over in the Cambodian capital had been unscheduled.
The Vice-President was welcomed upon his arrival by the Thai Prime Minister Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn, and by the dean of the diplomatic corps, the Malaysian Ambassador Tunku Ngah Mohamed, representing foreign diplomatic missions.
The Vice-President drove immediately to his hotel. He made no comment on his 41-hour visit to Bangkok or on his unscheduled stop in Phnom Penh. On Friday evening he was given an informal dinner by the Prime Minister.
Vice-President Agnew held a brief business meeting on Saturday with Prime Minister Thanon Kittikachorn. He assured the Thai leader that the United States would continue to give Thailand financial and military aid. This assurance came after the announcement of Thai plans to withdraw its 12,000 combat troops from South vietnam. The troops will be deployed along Thailand's borders with Cambodia and Laos.
Thailand was the final stop on Mr Agnew's Asian tour. He visited South Korea, Taiwan, South Vietnam and Cambodia.