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    Mr Heng Samrin, leader of the Vietnamese - backed government in Kampuchea (Cambodia) arrived in Moscow on Monday (4 February) for talks with Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev.

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    SV Cambodian leader Mr Heng Samrin steps down from aircraft at Moscow airport and greeted by USSR Premier Brezhnev, and Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko
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    SV Mr Heng Samrin shaking hands with other Politburo members (2 shots)
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    SV Heng Samrin with Brezhnev and Gromyko holding bunch of red carnations
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    SV People on tarmac waving Kampuchean flags
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    SV Hang Samrin and Leonid Brezhnev walk across tarmac
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    CU Military guard of honour
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    SV Heng Samrin takes salute as he inspects guard of honour
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    CU People waving flags
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    GV Heng Samrin and Brezhnev take salute at march past
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    Background: Mr Heng Samrin, leader of the Vietnamese - backed government in Kampuchea (Cambodia) arrived in Moscow on Monday (4 February) for talks with Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev. It is his first visit to the Soviet Union since the overthrow of the Pol Pot administration. His visit, which is expected to last at least a week, will aim to consolidate the flow of Soviet aid to Kampuchea.

    SYNOPSIS: The first official visit of the Kampuchean leader was announced only twenty-four hours before he arrived at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. He flew in to a warm welcome from the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet Presidium, Leonid Brezhnev. Mr. Brezhnev was accompanied by Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko, Defence Minister, Dmitri Ustinov and a delegation of high-ranking Soviet officials.

    At a Kremlin dinner Mr Brezhnev stressed the need for detente in South-East Asia. Many of Kampuchea's neighbours have yet to recognise the Heng samrin administration which has been in control of the country now for more than a year.

    The Soviet Union has been supporting the government in Phnom Penh with supplies of food, medicines, vehicle and industrial parts. During his visit, the Kampuchean president is expected to raise the question military aid. His army still is fighting Pol Pot loyalists along the border region with Thailand.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4FITFQ0NZOHW54I6U706SN7ZR
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FITFQ0NZOHW54I6U706SN7ZR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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