The secretary-General of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim spoke on behalf of the world body yesterday (24 Jan) and hailed the ceasefire agreement in Vietnam.
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WALDHEIM: "I am very gratified that the long and agonising war which has brought so much suffering and destruction is now at an end. I know that I not only speak for the Untied Nations, but for all mankind when I express the fervent hope that the peace settlement will be permanent, and that the peoples of Vietnam and of all of Indochina will be able to finally begin the tremendous task of reconciliation and reconstruction. In these efforts, the United Nations stands ready to play any role which may be required of it."
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Background: The secretary-General of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim spoke on behalf of the world body yesterday (24 Jan) and hailed the ceasefire agreement in Vietnam.
Mr. Waldheim said the United Nations stood ready to pay any role which might be required of it.
SYNOPSIS: At the United Nations Headquarters on wednesday, Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim welcomed the ceasefire in Vietnam.