333. Editorial Note

During March and June 1966 the Government of Canada sent Chester Ronning, a retired diplomat and Sinologist, to Hanoi to conduct soundings regarding the willingness of the Government of North Vietnam to enter into negotiations with the United States to terminate hostilities in South Vietnam. At the conclusion of his second trip June 14-17, Ronning flew to Washington accompanied by Foreign Minister Martin, for a meeting with U.S. officials at which he outlined North Vietnamese positions. A copy of the June 21 memorandum of conversation between the Canadian delegation and a group of U.S. officials, headed by William P. Bundy, Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, together with a June 22 memorandum for the record by Bundy analyzing the talks, is in the National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964-66, POL CAN-US.