Japan has promise another 24-million (U.S.) dollars worth of aid to Kampuchea (Cambodia) and Afghanistan.
GV INT Japanese Ambassador to Italy Umeo Kagei sitting with Garson Vogel, Canadian Executive Director of the FAO (Food & Agriculture Organisation) and others.
SV PAN FROM Kagei TO Vogel speaking to each other.
SCU Mr. Vogel.
SV & CU Both men signing and exchanging documents. (3 SHOTS)
SCU PULL BACK TO SV Kagei and Vogel chatting.
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Background: Japan has promise another 24-million (U.S.) dollars worth of aid to Kampuchea (Cambodia) and Afghanistan. The money will be used to supply food for refugees through the United Nations Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
SYNOPSIS: The agreement was signed in Rome on Tuesday (16 September) by the Japanese Ambassador to Italy, Umeo Kagei, and the Executive Director of the FAO, Garson Vogel, former head of the Canadian Wheat Bank. The two men met at the FAO's headquarters in Rome, along with other UN officials.
Up until now, the Japanese government has discouraged ties with Kampuchea, even on humanitarian ground, because of its opposition to the Heng Samrin government. But recently t he Japan Red Cross Society sent over 800,000 (US) dollars worth of medical and emergency supplies, in response to an appeal by the Kampuchean Red Cross. Japan has re-affirmed its intention to continue support of the Pol Pot regime, and to work closely with other ASEAN counties towards a peaceful solutio to the Kampuchean problem.
Japan has also promised maximum assistance to Indo-Chinese refugees both on humanitarian grounds, and to help lessen the burden of South East Asian countries, which are suffering most from the influx.