Mergerberger II Posted May 8, 2010 Report Share Posted May 8, 2010 Deputy Foreign Minister [color=#1C2837][size=2][font="Arial"]Nguyễn Văn Thiệu had been assigned to a new task and another relationship that would rely on his diplomatic capabilities. The invitation, he was informed, had already been sent and the representative was to arrive in Hanoi in three days, and he would meet with the Frenchman at 5:30 local time on that day in the Meeting Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was not nearly as nervous as he was when he travelled to Isara, as now he had some experience, but he was still a bit anxious because he knew that this was a far more respected nation with a prouder history than any in Central Asia.[/font][/size][/color] [color=#1C2837][size=2][font="Arial"] [/font][/size][/color] [color=#1C2837][size=2][font="Arial"]Upon arrival, the French representative would find that everything was in order, hopefully. While the MInistry had made the exact arrangements, and really the only thing that [/font][/size][/color][color=#1C2837][font=Arial][size=2]Thiệu knew was going to happen was the meeting itself, he still felt as though it would be his fault if something in the journey went awry, and it would likely reflect poorly on him. He checked the flight departure time, hotel reservations, and preparations made in the Ministry itself at least seven times each over the course of the three days. He slept, but not well, and he knew his negotiation skills would suffer as a result. He knew that he needed to relax, but that knowledge didn't help him to actually calm down.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#1C2837][font=Arial][size=2] [/size][/font][/color] [color=#1C2837][font=Arial][size=2]Nevertheless, he was still prepared to meet with the French representative at 5:30. He waited in a rather comfortable chair, constantly crossing and uncrossing his legs, and drinking his glass of water as the hands of the clock slowly moved.[/size][/font][/color] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.