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    Kings, Presidents and Prime Ministers from over 80 countries taking part in the fifth non-aligned summit conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka arrived at Bandaranaike airport on Saturday (14 August) to be greeted by a carnival atmosphere.

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    Kings, Presidents and Prime Ministers from over 80 countries taking part in the fifth non-aligned summit conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka arrived at Bandaranaike airport on Saturday (14 August) to be greeted by a carnival atmosphere.

    SYNOPSIS: Flags fluttered atop the two-storey annexe of the airport terminal completed two months ago and Sri Lanka's President William Gopallawa and Prime Minister Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike were on hand to welcome their guests. President Makarious of Cyprus was among several Heads of State who arrived on Saturday.

    The conference is expected to produce tough resolutions on major Third World issues, including southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. According to Reuters news agency the summit will provide strong support for the drive for a new world economic order. Reuters say that a detailed plan of action has been drawn up to win a better deal in international trade for developing countries.

    The new President of Cambodia--now also known as Kampuchea -- Khieu Sampan. Conference officials have repeatedly stressed the need for unity and solidarity in the non-aligned movement, but observers say this could be endangered unless certain differences among member nations are resolved.

    But during the arrival ceremonies everything was sunshine and light -- with speedy passage through the formalities before guests were driven along a flag-lined route into Colombo city centre. Iraq's Vice President Mr. Taha Muhiuddin Maroof was another delegate who flew in on Saturday.

    So too was Zambia's Mr. Kenneth Kaunda. He is in the front line of what is probably the most sensitive issue facing the conference -- the problems of southern Africa. Other African nations attending the conference with a special interest in the southern Africa situation include Botswana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Lesotho and Malawi. Host nation Sri Lanka has called for action in another potentially controversial area -- the Indian Ocean. They want it to be designated a zone of peace, free from super-power rivalry.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA40NU17TKMD23BKRDPPLVKGWYT
    Media URN:
    VLVA40NU17TKMD23BKRDPPLVKGWYT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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