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    MR. HAROLD HOLT IS THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA AND ALSO OF ALL BRITISH?

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    MR. HAROLD HOLT IS THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA AND ALSO OF ALL BRITISH COMMONWEALTH NATIONS TO HAVE COME TO TAIWAN FOR A THREE-DAY VISIT.

    FLYING INTO TAIPEI ON TUESDAY (APRIL 4), THE AUSTRALIAN PREMIER WAS WELCOMED AT THE AIRPORT BY TAIWAN'S VICE-PRESIDENT AND PREMIER, MR. C.K. YEN.

    FULL MILITARY HONOURS, INCLUDING A 19-GUN SALUTE, WAS ACCORDED TO MR. HOLT, WHO'S ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, ZARA, AN OFFICIAL PARTY OF 10 AND A PRESS GROUP OF 13.

    WHILE THE TWO PRIME MINISTERS WERE ON THE SALUTING DAIS, CROWDS OF PEOPLE WAVED FLAGS OF THE TWO NATIONS. AND AS THEY WERE REVIEWING THE SMARTLY-DRESSED HONOUR GUARDS, DRAWN FROM THE VARIOUS UNITS OF THE ARMED FORCES, THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS OF AUSTRALIA AND SOUTH KOREA WERE PLAYED BY A MILITARY BAND.

    TAIWAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND 30 FOREIGN ENVOYS PRESENT WERE LATER INTRODUCED TO THE AUSTRALIAN VISITORS.

    IN AN ARRIVAL STATEMENT, MR. HOLT SAID AUSTRALIA HAS CONSISTENTLY SUPPORTED THE POSITION OF TAIWAN IN THE UNITED NATIONS AND ITS AGENCIES.

    HE STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF CLOSER SINO-AUSTRALIAN CO-OPERATION AND POINTED OUT THAT THE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES "HAVE LONG BEEN WARM AND FRIENDLY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MHECWVT4QOESI309BT753LB1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MHECWVT4QOESI309BT753LB1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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