• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS ARRIVED IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO GREECE SINCE THE COUP ESTABLISHED A MILITARY REGIME THERE LAST YEAR.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS ARRIVED IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO GREECE SINCE THE COUP ESTABLISHED A MILITARY REGIME THERE LAST YEAR. HE FLEW IN FROM ROME, WHERE HE MET KING CONSTANTINE, THE GREEK KING NOW LIVING IN EXILE.

    TODAY, PRESIDENT MAKARIOS MET THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER, MR. GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, IN PRIVATE SESSION BEHIND A BARRIER OF STRICT SECURITY. THE EXTRAORDINARY SECURITY MEASURES SINCE PRESIDENT MAKARIOS ARRIVED HAVE LED TO SPECULATION THAT HE IS NOT SIMPLY DISCUSSING CYPRUS ISSUES - BUT POSSIBLY THE FUTURE OF KING CONSTANTINE. IT'S BELIEVED THAT THE PRESIDENT MAY BE ACTING AS A MEDIATOR BETWEEN THE KING AND THE ATHENS GOVERNMENT.

    IN ROME, PRESIDENT MAKARIOS ALSO MET POPE PAUL IN PRIVATE AUDIENCE. THE PRESIDENT SAID THE MEETING CAME WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF CLOSER CONTACTS AND CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC AND ORTHODOX CHURCHES "WITH THE FINAL AIM OF THEIR REUNIFICATION". HIS VISIT TO GREECE ENDS TODAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2WOXGR2SKLCNG4W9LHYHT5KD8
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WOXGR2SKLCNG4W9LHYHT5KD8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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