May 27, 1971 : Sweden announces support to Viet Cong

Introduction

In Sweden, Foreign Minister Torsten Nilsson reveals that Sweden has been providing assistance to the Viet Cong, including some $550,000 worth of medical supplies. Similar Swedish aid was to go to Cambodian and Laotian civilians affected by the Indochinese fighting. This support was primarily humanitarian in nature and included no military aid.

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May 27, 1971 : Sweden announces support to Viet Cong

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    2009

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    May 27, 1971 : Sweden announces support to Viet Cong

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    October 24, 2017

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