• Short Summary

    HERR WALTER ULBRICHT, THE EAST GERMAN LEADER, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BEGAN HIS VISIT TO THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    HERR WALTER ULBRICHT, THE EAST GERMAN LEADER, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BEGAN HIS VISIT TO THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.HE LANDED AT ALEXANDRIA TO A 21 -GUN SALUTE AND ECHOING SHIPS' SIRENS BEFORE BOARDING A TRAIN FOR CAIRO AND A PERSONAL GREETING FROM PRESIDENT NASSER.

    THE EAST GERMAN LEADER CAME ASHORE FROM THE SHIP 'PEOPLES FRIENDSHIP', WHICH HAD BEEN ESCORTED INTO HARBOUR BY TWO SHIPS OF THE U.A.R.NAVE.OVERHEAD, JET FIGHTERS FLEW PAST IN SALUTE, WHILE A 21 -GUN SALUTE, NORMALLY ACCORDED TO A VISITING HEAD OF STATE, BOOMED OUT ACROSS THE HARBOUR.

    AT CAIRO, STRICT SECURITY MEASURES WERE IN FORCE AND NO FOREIGN REPORTERS WERE ALLOWED ON THE STATION PLATFORM.EVEN PHOTOGRAPHERS WERE RESTRICTED IN THEIR MOVEMENT; AND THEY WERE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE VICINITY OF THE MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS.

    ASIDE FROM U.A.R., GOVERNMENT AND SERVICE CHIEFS, ONLY DIPLOMATS FROM THE EASTERN BLOC, TUNICIA, KUWAIT, LIBYA, GUINEA, INDONESIA AND THE SUDAN WERE PRESENT.WESTERN DIPLOMATS HAVE SAID THEY WILL BOYCOTT THE VISIT.

    THE VISIT HAS CAUSED STRAINED RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.A.R., AND WEST GERMANY, WHICH ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT IT WAS CUTTING OFF ALL ECONOMIC AID TO THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

    WHILE IN THE U.A.R., HERR ALBRICHT WILL HAVE TALKS WITH PRESIDENT NASSER AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE TWO LEADERS WILL SIGN AN AGREEMENT WHEREBY EAST GERMANY WILL OFFER TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORTH ABOUT GBP28 MILLION STERLING TO THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PUSQOULA2QCU89VGPXKXK8OJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PUSQOULA2QCU89VGPXKXK8OJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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