COMMENTS BY A SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM EMBASSY PRESS OFFICER ON THE AMERIC

Created: 12/17/1976

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SUBJECT. COMMENTSOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

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EMBASSY PRESS OFFICER ON THE AMERICANS MISSING IN ACTION ISSUE AND ON MIS COUNTRY'S RELATIONS WITH ASEAN AND JAPAN

COUNTRY'S FOREIGN RELATIONS. P HA SIHAT THE UNITED STATES MUST FULFILL THE TERMS OF ARTICLEF THE PARIS AGREEMENT TO AID VIETNAM, WHEN ASKED WHETHER THIS ISSUE IS LINKED TO THE LACK OF AN SRV RESPONSE ON THE NAMES OF AMERICANS MISSING IN ACTIONE REPLIED THAT THE SRV HAD ALREADY FURNISHED THE NAMES OF THOSE MIA AND MAD NO FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECT, HE ADDED THATIGN OF GOOD FAITH IN DEALING WITHhE SRV HAS REFRAINED FROM PUBLICIZING ThE ATROCITIES THE

AMERICANS HAD COMMITTED IN VIETNAM.IF. CONTINUES TO BE INTRANSIGENT ON THE ARTICLE 21 ISSUE.

2. YkC SRV OFFICIAL Si IDSRV HILLHE SOVIET UNION AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TOALANCE IN ITS FOREIGN RELATIONS POSTURE. AS FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS. ISPC4CE

h ALL MEMBER COUNTRIES AND HILL SEEK TO FIND COMMON GROUNDS HI TH EACH FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT. HE CRITICIZED THE NEH THAIH EVER. DESCRIBING ITEACTIONARY GROUP WHICH HAD GAINED POUER HITh SUPPORT FROH. HI SAID THB SRV STILL."

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RELATIONS. HE DISMISSED AS NONSENSE THE CHARGES BY THAI OFFICIALS THAT THE SRV IS PREPARING TO LAUNCH AN ARMED

invasion against thailand. however- HE added thathai government in EXILE act and the increasing strength of the liberation forces in thailand is an inevitable process. 3. srv is interested in ex panting its relations

japan, particularly in the economic"

obtaining technical assistance. ThE srv, IN PRlNClple, hill not honor the debts 0ned japan byHEA saigon government, however. it IS hilling to reconsider this hatterASE-by-case basis AND the CRXTERIOK isiven project ulLL benefit ThE srv economy,

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