In Laos a pro-communist Pathet Lao delegation which has been trying to reach an agreement with the Government to end nine years of civil war, inspected a Soviet Union transport aircraft at the capital's airport on Monday (12 February).
GV & MV Pathet Lao representatives walk towards aircraft (2 shots)
MV Pathet Lao greet Russian embassy officers (3 shots)
LV & GV Officials around aircraft (2 shots)
SV PAN & MV PAN Mr. Berraoy leads Pathet Lao delegates from aircraft
PATHET LAO AND SOVIET EMBASSY OFFICIALS; PLANE AT AIRPORT; OFFICIALS INSPECTING AIRCRAFT.
Initials ESO/2343 ESP/2354
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Background: In Laos a pro-communist Pathet Lao delegation which has been trying to reach an agreement with the Government to end nine years of civil war, inspected a Soviet Union transport aircraft at the capital's airport on Monday (12 February).
The aircraft, an Asroflot Antonov AN-Twelve was carrying a dismantled smaller plane in its cargo hold.
The unusual cargo was an Antonov AN-Two, a single-engined bi-plane which will be assembled by Soviet engineers at Vientiane airport for liaison flights from the capital.
The Deputy leader of the Pathet Lao delegation in Vientiane, Mr. Soth Berracy, and Soviet Embassy officials formerly greeted the aircraft's officers before inspecting the transport and its cargo.
SYNOPSIS: At Vientiane Airport in Laos, Pathet Lao delegates attending the country's current peace talks, greeted the arrival of a Soviet Union transport aircraft on Monday.
The delegation met members of the Soviet Embassy staff in Vientiane before inspecting the Aeroflot Antonov-AN-Twelve aircraft and its unusual cargo.
In the hold of the huge transport were sections of a smaller plane, an Antonov An-Two. The dismantled aircraft, a single-engined bi-plane will be assembled by Soviet aircraft engineers at Vientiane Airport before being put into liaison flight service from the capital.