• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MIKE MANSFIELD, ARRIVED IN PHMON PENH ON AUGUST 21ST FOR A THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO CAMBODIA.

  • Description

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    LV PLANE TAXIING
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    2.
    SV MANSFIELD AND WIFE DOWN STEPS OF PLANE
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    SV MANSFIELD AND WIFE RECEIVE GARLAND
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    SV MANSFIELD MEETS F.M. PRINCE NORODON PHURISSA
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    LV GUARD OF HONOUR
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    CU MANSFIELD WALKS PAST GUARD OF HONOUR
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    SV CHILDREN WAVING FLAGS
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    SV MANSFIELD AND F.M. WALK PAST
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    LV AMERICAN FLAGS
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    SV MANSFIELD AND F.M. CHATTING
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    CU MANSFIELD SHAKES HANDS WITH SOVIET AMBASSADOR
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    SV MANSFIELD WALKS TO CAR
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    SV CHILDREN WAVING FLAGS
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    14.
    SV CAR AWAY
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: UNITED STATES SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MIKE MANSFIELD, ARRIVED IN PHMON PENH ON AUGUST 21ST FOR A THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO CAMBODIA. HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY CAMBODIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER, PRINCE PHORODOM PHURISSA; U.S. CHARGE D'AFFAIRES' LLOYD RIVES; AND SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS -- INCLUDING THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR. SENATOR MANSFIELD, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, IS ONE OF THE FIRST SENIOR UNITED STATES OFFICIALS TO VISIT CAMBODIA SINCE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WERE RENEWED BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES LAST JULY -- AFTER A FOUR-YEAR BREACH.

    CAMBODIA BROKE RELATIONS WITH THE U.S.A. IN MAY 1965 -- AMONG THE MAIN REASONS GIVEN WAS THE BOMBING OF CAMBODIAN BORDER VILLAGES BY AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN VIETNAM.

    LATER THAT EVENING, CAMBODIA'S HEAD OF STATE, PRINCE NORODOM SIHANOUK PAID TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT NIXON "ARCHITECT OF THE RENEWING OF OUR RELATIONS" AND EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT NORMALITY WOULD CONTINUE NOW THAT THE US HAD GIVEN UNRESERVED RECOGNITION OF THEIR BORDERS.

    ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 26) ONLY THREE DAYS AFTER SENATOR MANSFIELD ENDED HIS VISIT, CAMBODIA SENT ANOTHER PROTEST TO THE UNITED STATES FOR A HELICOPTER ATTACK REPORTED FROM KOMPONGOHAM PROVINCE ON AUGUST 19.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZDZ2T0DTPSKI932F51HL8OZ0
    Media URN:
    VLVACZDZ2T0DTPSKI932F51HL8OZ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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