IRRC No. 63
Exchange of views on the position of prisoners
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Ambassador Averell Harriman, personal representative of the President of the United States, was received, at his request, on May 6, 1966 by Mr. Samuel A. Gonard, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The meeting bore on the position of prisoners of war in both North and South Vietnam.The day before, the ICRC President had met U Thant, Secretary- General of the United Nations, who emphasized the importance of the task devolving on the ICRC to improve the lot of prisoners of war in Vietnam.