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    MR. MITJA RIBICIC, PRIME MINISTER OF YUGOSLAVIA, ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY) FOR A FOUR-DAY?

  • Description

    MR. MITJA RIBICIC, PRIME MINISTER OF YUGOSLAVIA, ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY) FOR A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT FOR TALKS WITH BRITISH LEADERS. IT IS THE FIRST TIME A YUGOSLAV PREMIER HAS VISITED BRITAIN OFFICIALLY SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

    BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL STEWART, WAS AT LONDON AIRPORT TO GREET MR. RIBICIC, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE AND MR. TOMA GRANFIL, A MINISTER DEALING WITH ECONOMIC AFFAIRS.

    WHILE HE IS IN LONDON, MR. RIBICIC WILL TALK WITH BRITISH PREMIER HAROLD WILSON, WHO YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) RECEIVED A PETITION AT 10 DOWNING STREET FROM 250 YUGOSLAV EXPATRIATES, PROTESTING ABOUT THE VISIT.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEMONSTRATORS SAID THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAD THE WRONG IDEA THAT YUGOSLAVIA WAS THE MOST LIBERAL OF COMMUNIST COUNTRIES, WHEREAS A REGIME WITH ONLY ONE PARTY COULD NEVER BE CALLED A DEMOCRACY.

    MR. RIBICIC'S TALKS WITH BRITISH LEADERS WILL COVER A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES - INCLUDING EAST-WEST RELATIONS, THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS, EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DISARMAMENT, AND ANGLO-YUGOSLAV TRADE. MR. WILSON AND MR. STEWART ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN HEARING MR. RIBICIC'S ASSESSMENTS OF LATEST MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENTS IN VIEW OF PRESIDENT TITO'S CLOSE RELATIONS WITH PRESIDENT NASSER.

    TONIGHT MR. RIBICIC IS DUE TO VISIT THE STATE ART GALLERY AND LATER GO TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY TO LAY A WREATH ON THE GRAVE OF THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4N9JGS62MFNETYV1OVDTFWQXK
    Media URN:
    VLVA4N9JGS62MFNETYV1OVDTFWQXK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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