• Short Summary

    Senor Francisco Mendes, Prime Minister of the new West African state of Guinea-Bissau, arrived in the Soviet Union on Wednesday (19 February) for the first top-level talks between the two countries since the African nation's independence from Portugal.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Aircraft arriving at Sheremetievo airport
    0.06

    2.
    GV Kosygin and Soviet officials
    0.11

    3.
    SV Francisco Mendes off plans greeted by Kosygin
    0.30

    4.
    SV PAN Cheering crowds waving flags
    0.37

    5.
    GV Mendes and Kosygin and guard of honour
    0.42

    6.
    SV & PULL BACK Guards
    0.48

    7.
    SV Mendes and Kosygin saluting (2 shots)
    0.54

    8.
    SV Soviet flag-bearer and PAN ALONG guards (2 shots)
    1.02

    9.
    SV Kosygin and Mendes inspecting guard of honour and cheered by crowds (2 shots)
    1.12

    10.
    SV Kosygin and Mendes with committee members
    1.17



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Senor Francisco Mendes, Prime Minister of the new West African state of Guinea-Bissau, arrived in the Soviet Union on Wednesday (19 February) for the first top-level talks between the two countries since the African nation's independence from Portugal.

    The Guinean party was met at Sheremetievo Airport by Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin and the Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee, Boris Ponomaryev.

    Talks between the two countries are expected to lead to the signing of documents of co-operation.

    Senor Mendes leads the African Party of Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Island (PAIGC), which was supplied with arms by the Soviet Union during the independence struggle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3CYKRN2N1GZOGK6QN50OQOKL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CYKRN2N1GZOGK6QN50OQOKL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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