• Short Summary

    The Mayor of Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital ended his business tour of British with a courtesy call on the Lord Mayor of London on Thursday (September 22).

  • Description

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    SV INTERIOR: Mayor of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdullah al-Nuaim, (left) with Lord Mayor of London, Sir Robin Gillette, London, UK.
    0.08

    2.
    CUS: Abdullah signing visitors' book. ) TWO SHOTS)
    0.19

    3.
    SV PAN DOWN FROM: Chandelier TO Mayors entering hall
    0.27

    4.
    SV: Abdullah presenting Gillette with gift-wrapped book of Riyadh photographs.
    0.51

    5.
    SV: Abdullah dressing Gillette in Arab robe gift.
    1.17

    6.
    CU: Gillette's mayoral seal of office round neck.
    1.18

    7.
    CU: Gillette presenting Abdullah with medal commemorating Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee
    1.34


    GILLETTE: "I think I'll look at these in slow time if I may, and I'll go on to the next. Yes, very elegant....yes, that's very good...do you think if I went to the bank they'd give me a loan?"



    For the Mayor of Riyadh, it was also a book and a medal commemorating Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee.



    GILLETTE: "....a sort of crown..let the cameras have a look..."



    ABDULLAH: "Thank you, thank you.."



    GILLETTE: "On this side it has the Queen's Silver Jubilee cypher; my name; on the outside...."



    ABBDULLAH: "Thank you..."



    GILLETTE: "On the other side we have the Arms of the city of London - that's these."




    Initials JS/2010



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Mayor of Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital ended his business tour of British with a courtesy call on the Lord Mayor of London on Thursday (September 22). Sheikh Abdullah al-Nuaim had been in Britain to award contracts worth GBP140 million sterling (250 million U.S. dollars) for municipal service like housing, cleaning, and civil engineering.

    SYNOPSIS: The Sheikh called on the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Robin Gillette, at his historic Mansion House offices to exchange gifts after signing five-year contracts for municipal service to an partnership comprising British company and one from the Unites States. During his visit, he'd been one of the most unusual royal tours ever - spending a day with a city's dustmen to see how they worked. His call on Sir Robin was more formal - a royal welcome, a tour of the historic building with its opulent furnishings, and an exchange of gifts. Among them, a book of photographs of the Saudi capital and a set of Arab robes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA56W09OEK91F8MNVJB84EO6DOH
    Media URN:
    VLVA56W09OEK91F8MNVJB84EO6DOH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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