• Short Summary

    SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER OLOF PALME GOT CAUGHT IN THE VERBAL CROSS-FIRE OF RIVAL POLITICAL DEMONSTRATORS WHEN HE ARRIVED IN LISBON FOR A 24-HOUR VISIT ON SATURDAY (26 OCTOBER).

  • Description

    SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER OLOF PALME GOT CAUGHT IN THE VERBAL CROSS-FIRE OF RIVAL POLITICAL DEMONSTRATORS WHEN HE ARRIVED IN LISBON FOR A 24-HOUR VISIT ON SATURDAY (26 OCTOBER).

    MR. PALME HEADED AN EIGHT-MAN DELEGATIONOF SWEDISH AND NORWEGIAN SOCIALIST PARTY REPRESENTATIVES, INVITED TO PORTUGAL BY FOREIGN MINISTER MARIO SOARES, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PORTUGUESE SOCIALIST PARTY.

    AS DR. SOARES WAS WELCOMING MR. PALME, A GROUP OF POPULAR DEMOCRATIC PARTY (P.P.D) SUPPORTERS TRADED ABUSE WITH A GROUP OF SOCIALIST PARTY SUPPORTGRRS OUTSIDE THE AIRPORT BUILDING.

    THE P.P.D. GROUP MOBBED MR. PALME'S CAR AS IT LEFT THE AIRPORT.

    MR. PALME AND HIS DELEGATION LATER MET PRESIDENT FRANCISCO DA COSTA GOMES AND PRIME MINISTER VASCO GONCALVES FOR AN HOUR OF TALKS. THE TOPICS INCLUDED DECOLONISATION OF PORTUGAL'S AFRICAN TERRITORIES, STRIKE REFORM, ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND PROBLEMS AND THE PORTUGUESE SOCIALIST PARTY'S STRATEGY FOR THE COMING GENERAL ELECTIONS.

    MR. PALME TOLD NEWSMEN THAT MOST COUNTRIES WERE SYMPATHETIC TO PORTUGAL'S EFFORTS TO DEVELOP A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT AFTER 50 YEARS OF DICTATORIAL RULE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1FLT0DSNQY4TCY1RRY49LWL09
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FLT0DSNQY4TCY1RRY49LWL09
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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