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    A CEREMONY IN VIENTIANE LAST THURSDAY CAUSED SOUTH VIETNAM'S GOVERNMENT TO BREAK OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH LAOS.

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    A CEREMONY IN VIENTIANE LAST THURSDAY CAUSED SOUTH VIETNAM'S GOVERNMENT TO BREAK OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH LAOS.

    THE CEREMONY INVOLVED THE PRESENTATION OF HIS CREDENTIALS TO KING SAVANG VATTHANA BY MR LE VAN HIEN, THE NEWLY APPOINTED AMBASSADOR FROM NORTH VIETNAM.

    NEXT DAY (FRIDAY), THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THE SEVERING OF RELATIONS WITH LAOS. THE STATEMENT SAID THE GOVERNMENT COULD NOT AGREE TO VIETNAM BEING REPRESENTED IN LAOS BY TWO AMBASSADORS. (THE SOUTH DOES NOT RECOGNISED AS A PERMANENT FACT THE DIVISION OF THE COUNTRY AT THE 17TH PARALLEL.)
    SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM'S GOVERNMENT IS SAID TO HAVE UNDER PRESSURE FROM WESTERN EMBASSIES IN SAIGON TO RETAIN ITS DIPLOMATIC LINK WITH VIENTIANE IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF THE VIETNAMESE COMMUNITY IN LAOS AND TO STRENGTHEN THE RANKS OF THE NON-COMMUNISTS EMBASSIES THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAXMJ26W2QO6EFWF9HF8M2ETFK
    Media URN:
    VLVAXMJ26W2QO6EFWF9HF8M2ETFK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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