Vice President Ky of South Vietnam arrived in New York on Sunday for a 17-day visit that will include a tour of United States military bases and a meeting with President Nixon.
GV & MV Demonstrators with banners (2 shots)
GV Mr and Mrs Ky down steps of aircraft and greeted
SV Ky speaking
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 4: "Good afternoon, gentlemen. The purpose of my trip this time to your country is to express on behalf of the people of Vietnam, to express our gratitude to the American people. I'm sorry that we are right now behind schedule. We arrived too late. I hope to see you again next day and I will have occasion to talk with you more about my country and my people. Thank you."
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Background: Vice President Ky of South Vietnam arrived in New York on Sunday for a 17-day visit that will include a tour of United States military bases and a meeting with President Nixon.
The Vice President flew in from Paris where he had been attending the peace talks.
Elaborate security precautions were made for the Vice President's trip and some reports described the security guard as the heaviest provided since the Soviet Prime Minister, Mr Khrushchev, visited the United States.
Vice President Ky planned to visit the United States just before the mid-term elections, but put the visit back, when several American politicians, including Vice President Agnew, spoke out against it.
SYNOPSIS: Demonstrators were on hand when Vice President Ky of South Vietnam arrived in New York on Sunday. But there were elaborate security precautions at the airport -- some reports described them as the heaviest since the Soviet Prime Minister, Mr khrushchev, visited the United States. Vice President Ky will be in the United States for 17 days and will meet President Nixon.