STATEMENTS OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM (SRV) FOREIGN MINISTER ON DIFFE

Created: 11/10/1977

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SUBJECT STATEMENTS OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

CSRV) roREIQN MINISTER OH DIFFERENCES HITHIn THE SRV POLITICAL BUREAU REQAkDING NORMALIZATION OF RELATIONS

FOREIGN MINISTER NGUYEN DUY .

HAT TWO PACTIONS CONTINUES to EXIST WITHIN THE POLITICAL "UREAU. ONE hHICH BELIEVES that NORMALIZATION Of RELATIONS BfcT he EN THE SRV and THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE TIED TO AID FROM. and THE THE OTHER. WHICH has BECOME STRONGER in re Cc NT MONTHS' HHlCH BELIEVES THAT NORhal RElA TICKS ;SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED Hi th. FIRST. AND AID WOULD FOLLOWATURAL RESULT. THIS LATTER TENDENCY WAS SUPPORTED

IT SEEMED

CLEAR THAT THJNH HIMSELF BELONGED TO THE FACTION LED BY PHAH VAN DONG.)

BY PREMIER PHAM VAN DON G* ACCORDING TO TRINH.

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' COMMENT!

TRINH INDICATED,

THIS BASIC

HAD BEEN THE CAUSE OF FREQUENT DISPUTES AMONG jPOLITICAL BUREAU MEMBERS AND HADENSE OP MALAISE JAMONG THEM, DIFFERENCES OPLSO EXIST AMONG POLITICAL BUREAU MEMBERS REGARDING HOW TO DEAL WITH POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC TENSIONS IN SOUTHERN VIETNAM, DIVIDING THE POLITICAL BUREAU ON THIS ISSUE ALONG ROUGHLY THE SAME LINES AS ON THE iUtlt- RELATIONS/AID ISSUE) PHAH VAN DONG AND HIS

notably WCE premier le thanh on THE ONE side and

ii and truono chin H* WHO remaint,"

OTMgR, i unable PRO-

vide further detailsp thissuch as what measures each paction was advocating TO deal with the problems op southern vietnam.)

3. regarding THE resumption op relations with THE SrTV HAD

returned 22 AMSHJCaN IT ha* washington'S turn TOgesture. SUTS Of'"early october- HAD given trinh said THATlines op communication OPcontacts still EXIST between. AND SRv

according listed the following

problems confmontingsrv. in order op priorityl

op stocks op pood supplies in vietnam

tensions in southern vietnam

incidentsH/cambodi a, supported. trinh

maintained. by THE people'S republic op china (PRC)

TO iplomatic equilibrium between

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