• Short Summary

    Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam arrived in Rome on Wednesday (25 April) for as one-day but busy private visit.

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    SV Mr. and Mrs. Whitlam down aircraft steps and greeted by Australian Ambassador (2 shots)
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    SV & GV PAN Mr. and Mrs. Whitlam through airport building (3 shots)
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    SV Whitlam into car and car away (2 shots)
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    Initials BB/1740 DH/BOB/BB/1730



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam arrived in Rome on Wednesday (25 April) for as one-day but busy private visit.

    Mr. Whitlam, who was accompanied by his wife and daughter, arrived from London where he had talks with top British ministers on Australia's strong opposition to further French nuclear tests in the Pacific Ocean.

    The Prime Minister on thursday (26 April) was to have a private audience with the Pope. Australia and the Vatican announced last month that they would shortly establish full diplomatic relations and exchange ambassadors. The names of the envoys have not yet been announced.

    Following his audience with the Pope, Mr. Whitlam was also expected to meet Signer Emilio Colombo, Italy's last Prime Minister who is currently the Minister responsible for Untied Nations Affairs.

    Mr. Whitlam and his party were due to leave Italy on Wednesday night to fly to the eastern Mediterranean island of Rhodes for a few days holiday before returning to Australia.

    SYNOPSIS: At Rome airport on Wednesday Australia's Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, accompanied by his Wife, arrived for a one-day private visit to Italy. Mr. Whitlam arrived from London where he had talks with top British Ministers on Australia's strong opposition to further French nuclear tests in the Pacific Ocean. The Prime Minister was met at the airport by Australia's Ambassador to italy, Malcolm Brooker.

    During his short stay, Mr. Whitlam was to have a private audience with the Pope, followed by a meeting with Italian government officials to discuss relations. Australia and the Vatican have agreed to establish diplomatic relations.

    Mr. Whitlam and his party will return to Australia after spending a few days holiday in the eastern Mediterranean island of Rhodes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA31NO61E8S4T0GVKY8A5F7M7JN
    Media URN:
    VLVA31NO61E8S4T0GVKY8A5F7M7JN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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