Major Abdel-Salam Jalloud, generally regarded as number two in the government of the Libyan Jamahiriyah, arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday(15 August) at the start of a three-day visit to Pakistan.
GV Aircraft taxiing at Islamabad airport
SV Pakistan Chief Martial Law Administrator, General Zia-ul Haq waiting on red carpet
SV Major Abdel-Salam Jalloud walks down steps of aircraft to waiting reception and photographers and is greeted by Zia
SV Children in national costume present flowers
GV Jalloud reviews guard of honour as bands play, then walks across tarmac (2 shots)
GV Military guard of honour marches past Jalloud and Zia on dais
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Background: Major Abdel-Salam Jalloud, generally regarded as number two in the government of the Libyan Jamahiriyah, arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday(15 August) at the start of a three-day visit to Pakistan.
SYNOPSIS: From his visit to Peking, which took many diplomats by surprise, Major Jalloud flew into Islamabad to be greeted by Pakistan's Chief Martial Law Administrator, General Zia-ul Haq.
On his visit, Major Jalloud was accompanied by some 50 officials and four high-ranking members of the Libyan government. Little has been reported about Major Jalloud's visit to Islamabad -- and much of his visit to China, which he had just completed, was surrounded by secrecy. That visit had been unannounced and resulted in diplomatic relations being established between the two countries -- the first time a country had established relations with China without promising to break off ties with Taiwan.