• Short Summary

    THE SAUDI ARABIAN DEFENCE, MINISTER, PRINCE SULATAN BIN ABDUL AZIZ, ARRIVED IN PARIS TODAY (MONDAY) AT THE START OF A SIX-DAY VISIT.

  • Description

    THE SAUDI ARABIAN DEFENCE, MINISTER, PRINCE SULATAN BIN ABDUL AZIZ, ARRIVED IN PARIS TODAY (MONDAY) AT THE START OF A SIX-DAY VISIT. DURING HIS VISIT HE IS TO CONFER WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, AND IS ALSO EXPECTED TO SIGN A CONTRACT TO BUY FRENCH PANHARD ARMOURED CARS WORTH THE EQUIVALENT OF GBP40-MILLION STERLING.

    THE PRINCE WAS OFFICIALLY WELCOMED TO PARIS BY THE FRENCH DEFENCE MINISTER, PIERRE MESSMER. ONLY LAST WEEK SAUDI ARABIA AND FRANCE SIGNED ANOTHER DEFENCE CONTRACT, BUT ITS DETAILS HAVE NOT BEEN DISCLOSED.

    DURING THE NEXT THREE DAYS THE SAUDI ARABIAN MINISTER WILL TOUR FRENCH ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE BASES THROUGHOUT FRANCE, AND ON THURSDAY HE IS DUE TO INSPECT THE SUD AVIATION PLANT IN TOULOUSE, WHERE THE CONCORDE SUPERSONIC AIRLINER IS BEING DEVELOPED. PRINCE SULTAN BIN ABDUL AZIZ IS ALSO SAUDI ARABIAN AVIATION MINISTER AND HEAD OF SAUDI ARABIAN NATIONAL AIRLINES.

    HE IS DUE TO HAVE A FINAL ROUND OF DISCUSSIONS WITH M. MESSMER ON FRIDAY, AND WILL LEAVE FOR BELGIUM ON SATURDAY.

    HIS DISCUSSIONS WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ARE EXPECTED TO TOUCH UPON THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL MATTERS OF MUTUAL INTEREST TO THE TWO COUNTRIES. HE PAID A BRIEF CALL ON PRESIDENT DE GAULLE SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2NP04L8QLQINOLO4Z97RWSI41
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NP04L8QLQINOLO4Z97RWSI41
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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