October 24, 1966 : Manila Conference attendees issue “Declaration of Peace”

Introduction

In Manila, President Johnson meets with other Allied leaders and they pledge to withdraw troops from Vietnam within six months if North Vietnam “withdraws its forces to the North and ceases infiltration of South Vietnam.” A communiqué signed by the seven participants (Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, South Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, and the United States) included a four-point “Declaration of Peace” that stressed the need for a “peaceful settlement of the war in Vietnam and for future peace and progress” in the rest of Asia and the Pacific. After the conference, Johnson flew to South Vietnam for a surprise two-and-a-half-hour visit with U.S. troops at Cam Ranh Bay.

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October 24, 1966 : Manila Conference attendees issue “Declaration of Peace”

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    2009

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    October 24, 1966 : Manila Conference attendees issue “Declaration of Peace”

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    December 18, 2017

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