VESSEY VISIT UNCERTAIN; CHILDRESS VISIT 'NOT CONSIDERED

Created: 4/27/1987

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AFP: VESSEY VISIT UNCERTAIN; CHILDRESS VISIT 'NOT CONSIDERED'

HONG KONG AFP IN2 GHTPR 87

((TEXT)) HANOI, APRIL 27 (AFP) HANOI HARNED MONDAY THAT RELATIONS WITH WASHINGTON CANNOT IMPROVE . SPECIAL ENVOY IS GIVEN FULL AUTHORITY, ISIT HERE, TO HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEM. SOLDIERS LISTED AS HISSING IN ACTION IN ACTION (MIA) FROM THE VIETNAM WAP.

FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMCHAN TRINH XUAN LANG ALSO CRITICISED WASHINGTON FOR ANNOUNCING THE PLANNED VISIT HERE OF PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN'S SPECIAL ENVOY, GENERAL JOHN VESSEY, ONLY FIVE DAYS AFTER THE IDEA HAD FIRST BEEN MOOTED TO HANOI APRIL

-WHILE WE HAVE BEEN EXAMINING THIS PROPOSAL THE. SIDE HAS UNILATERALLY MADE PUBLIC SOMETHING THAT IS STILL SUBJECT TO DISCUSSIDN BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES. SUCH AN ATTITUDE IS DEPLORABLE AND R. TRINH XUAN LANG TOLD AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSC.

-IF NR. JOHN VESSEY ARRIVES IN VIETNAM WITHOUT AN OFFICIAL UNDERTAKING FROM THE. GOVERNMENT TO CREATEAVOURABLE ATMOSPHEREOLUTION OF THE MIA PROBLEM, NO DIFFERENCES CAN BE SOLVED."

ASKED WHEN GEN. VESSEY MIGHT VISIT THE SPOKESMAN SAID: "WE ARE STILL STUDYING THE PROPOSAL."

. STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID SATUROAY THAT THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION HOPED THAT. TEAM OF EXPERTS, LED BY RICHARD CHILDRESS, AN EXPERT ON ASIA WITH THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL, WOULD VISIT HANOI TO PAVE THE WAY FOR GEN. VESSEV'S TRIP.

BUT MR. TRINH XUAN LANG SAID: "ME HAVE NOT CONSIDERED THE

HE ALSO CONFIRMED THAT TEXAN MILLIONAIRE ROSS PEROT HAD VISITED HANOI RIVATE VISIT MARCH

MS. PEROT IS CELEBRATED FOROMMANDO OPERATION TO RESCUE TWO OF HIS EMPLOYEES FROM AH IRANIAN JAU IN

THE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN ADMITTED THAT THE POSSIBILITY OF GEN. VESSEY VISITING VIETNAM AND THE MIA QUESTION HAD BEEN RAISED WHEN MR. PEROT MET WITH TOP VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS DURING THE VISIT.

SOME. SOLDIERS ARE STILL LISTED AS MISSING IH ACTION FROM THE VIETNAM WAR, AND THE PROBLEM, TOGETHER WITH THE VIETNAMESE OCCUPATION OF CAMBODIA. HAS OBSTRUCTED HORHALISED RELATIONS BE TWE EH THE TWO COUNTRIES.

SPORADIC BILATERAL TALKS ON THE MIA ISSUE BEGAN IN

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