Iraq President Ahmad Hassan Al-Baker received Mme Nguyen Thi Binh, foreign minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam at the Presidential Palace on Sunday (March 18).
GV EXTERIOR..Republican Palace
SV INTERIOR..President Al-Baker enters and greets Madame Binh and delegation
SV & CU Al-Baker and Madame Binh seated (3 shots)
SCU Iraqi Foreign Minister
SCU Vietnamese delegate
MCU Madame Binh PAN to Al-Baker
CU Members of Vietnamese delegation (3 shots)
SV & CU Al-Baker receives gift from Madame Binh (3 shots)
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Background: Iraq President Ahmad Hassan Al-Baker received Mme Nguyen Thi Binh, foreign minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam at the Presidential Palace on Sunday (March 18).
Mme. Binh was on a four-day visit to Iraq on her way back to Vietnam from Paris, where a conference on the Vietnam peace was held. Her next stop was Syria.
She was invited to Iraq by the country's Foreign Minister Murtada Al Hadathi.
Mme. Binh brought her government's greetings to the President and expressed the hope that the visit, during which she held talks with Iraq leaders about Vietnam's situation, would develop strong ties of co-operation and friendship between the two governments.
As Madam Binh arrived in Damascus after leaving Iraq, the provisional government was announcing that it would not turn over a list of American prisoners due for release until the United States withdrew a demand that prisoners held in Laos, as well as Vietnam, be released before the U.S. would withdraw its final contingent of troops.