• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: As the international conference on Kampuchea continues at the United Nations, Vietnam has held a news conference to explain why it is refusing to take part.

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    GV Vietnamese delegate Ha Van Lau (permanent representative) speaking in Vietnamese to translator, English starts at 20 seconds(2 shots)
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    GV Vietnamese delegate speaks, ZOOM TO CU, English translations starts at 55 seconds (2 shots)
    1.13


    SPEECH ON CASSETTE (TRANSCRIPT)



    INTERPRETER: "The convening of the international conference, to seek the so-called comprehensive settlement of the Kampuchea issue, is in fact interference of the internal affairs of the Kampuchea people."



    SPEECH ON CASSETTE (TRANSCRIPT)



    INTERPRETER: "The reason why we reject categorically the convening of this conference, is because it is convened according to Resolution 35(6), which we consider illegal and in flagrant violation of the sovereignty of Kampuchea."





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: As the international conference on Kampuchea continues at the United Nations, Vietnam has held a news conference to explain why it is refusing to take part. Vietnam's representative, Ha Van Lau told reporters on Wednesday (15 July) the international conference was an intrusion on the internal affairs of Kampuchea. More than 70 countries are taking part in the conference. But Vietnam, the Kampuchea government, and the Soviet Union have stayed away.

    SYNOPSIS: The United Nations recognizes the Khmer Rouge government which was ousted in 1979. The present Phnom Penh government is supported by an estimated 200,000 Vietnamese troops. Delegates at the conference have repeatedly called for their withdrawal. But Ha Van Lau, speaking through an interpreter, rejected this.

    As he was speaking, the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Carrington, on behalf of the European Economic Community, called for Vietnamese withdrawal and guarantees of Kampuchea independence. But Ha Van Lau argued the entire conference was based on an illegal United Nations resolution.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70GHD7DIDFN9J29CQIOCGESLO
    Media URN:
    VLVA70GHD7DIDFN9J29CQIOCGESLO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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