South Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations at Ambassadorial level. In a?
GV EXT Foreign Ministry building, Saigon
CU Vietnamese and Cambodian flags flying alongside each other
SV Mr. Yem Sambaur out of car - into building
SV INT Yem Sambaur and Tran Van Lam enter room and take seats
MV Yem Sambaur signs
MV Tran Van Lam signs
MV Tran Van Lam signing
CU Yem Sambaur signs
SV Both men exchange agreements and shake hands
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Background: South Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations at Ambassadorial level. In a communique signed in Saigon on Wednesday (27 may by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries, the seven year break in relations was ended.
In Saigon for the negotiations and signing ceremony was the Cambodian Foreign Minister Yem Sambaur. The communique assures the South Vietnamese Government that the lives of the half-million Vietnamese in Cambodia will be safeguarded. Mr. Sambaur also confirmed his country's diplomatic break with North Vietnam and the Vietcong's provisional revolutionary Government.
Mr. Tran Van Lam signed the communique for South Vietnam. The break in reactions between the two countries dates from 1963 when deposed Cambodian leader Prince Sihanouk accused South Vietnam of border violations.
The communique said that Phnom Penh welcomed the intervention of South Vietnamese troops against the Vietcong and North Vietnamese on Cambodian soil.
At a press conference after the signing, Mr. Sambaur said Cambodia would ask United States troops to remain in the country if the Cambodian Government had not regained control of the situation.