Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Nguyen co Thach, arrived in Bangkok on Saturday (17 May) on an official visit, during which he is expected to discuss the crisis in Kampuchea (Cambodia) with Thai leaders.
SV Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach being greeted by Thai foreign Minister, Air Chief Marshall Siddhi Savetsila and placing gift around his head.
CU Thach, PULL BACK SV Thach and Siddhi seated together.
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SV Thach and Siddhi leaving reception.
GV Car leaving front of building carrying Thach and Siddhi.
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Background: Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Nguyen co Thach, arrived in Bangkok on Saturday (17 May) on an official visit, during which he is expected to discuss the crisis in Kampuchea (Cambodia) with Thai leaders. On arrival, Mr. Thach was greeted by Thai Foreign Minister, Air Chief Marshall, Siddhi Savetsila.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Thach said he hoped his visit would promote understanding between Vietnam and Thailand in the interests of peace and stability in Southeast Asia.
He made no specific mention of Kampuchea. Mr. Thach is the most senior Vietnamese official to visit Thailand since Premier, Pham Van Dong, went there in September, 1978 - a few months before the Vietnamese-led forces ousted Pol Pot's pro-Peking Government in kampuchea. Thailand continued to recognise the ousted Khmer Rouge Government. It supports a United Nations resolution calling for the withdrawal of Vietnamese troops for democratic elections in Kampuchea.
Mr. Thach was dur to have talks on Monday (19 May) with Thai foreign Minister, Siddhi Savetsila. Thailand has denied accusation from Vietnam that its has allowed the Chinese-supported Khmer rouge guerrillas to use Thai territory.