• Short Summary

    ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AMINTORE FANFANI FLEW INTO MOGADISHU ON THURSDAY A THE START OF A FOUR DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO SOMALIA.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PLANE LANDS.
    0.05

    2.
    GV CROWN
    0.06

    3.
    SV PLANE
    0.10

    4.
    SV PRESS
    0.11

    5.
    SV FANFANI DOWN AIRCRAFT STEPS
    0.16

    6.
    SV CROWD
    0.21

    7.
    CU FANFANI (2 SHOTS)
    0.25

    8.
    SV PAN CROWD
    0.32

    9.
    SV FANFANI ACROSS TARMAC
    0.35

    10.
    GV PAN: CROWD APPLAUD
    0.40

    11.
    CU FANFANI GREETS OFFICIALS
    0.43

    12.
    LV FANFANI AND PRIME MINISTER ON DAIS
    0.46

    13.
    SV PAN: PRESS
    0.51

    14.
    SV SOLDIER SALUTES FANFANI (2 SHOTS)
    0.59

    15.
    SV GUARD OF HONOUR
    1.01

    16.
    SV GUARD PAN ACROSS TO LV FANFANI
    1.05

    17.
    LV FANFANI INSPECTS GUARDS
    1.09

    18.
    SV SOLDIER WALKING PAST GUARD
    1.10

    19.
    GV FANFANI WITH OFFICIALS
    1.13

    20.
    SV GUARD (PAN)
    1.17

    21.
    CU DRUMMER
    1.18

    22.
    LV PAN: CROWD
    1.26

    23.
    SV FANFANI SHAKES HANDS WITH OFFICIALS (7 SHOTS)
    1.44

    24.
    SV CROWD TO FANFANI
    1.40

    25.
    GV CROWD WITH FLAGS
    1.49

    26.
    LV FANFANI AND PARTY
    1.52


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AMINTORE FANFANI FLEW INTO MOGADISHU ON THURSDAY A THE START OF A FOUR DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO SOMALIA. HE WAS TO HAVE A SERIES OF TALKS WITH SOMALI GOVERNMENT LEADERS ON A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON ITALIAN FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SOMALIA.

    MR. FANFANI, WHO IS THE HIGHEST ITALIAN OFFICIAL TO VISIT SOMALIA SINCE IT GAINED INDEPENDENCE FROM ITALY IN 1960, WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY PRIME MINISTER MOHAMMED IBRAHIM EGAL AND HAJI FARAH ALI OMAR, HE MINISTER FOR FINANCE AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL.

    CONTINGENTS FROM THE SOMALIA NATIONAL ARMY PLAYED THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS OF ITALY AND SOMALIA, AND THEN THE VISITING ITALIAN MINISTER INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR DRAWN UP ON THE TARMAC.

    THE ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER WAS THEN INTRODUCED TO MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS.

    THROUGHOUT HIS VISIT TO SOMALIA MR. FANFANI RECEIVED TUMULTUOUS WELCOMES, AND ASSURANCES OF SOMALI'S ENDEVOURS TO OVERCOME ITS FINANCIAL PROBLEMS.

    AT A BANQUET GIVEN A HONOUR OF THE VISITING ITALIAN, THE SOMALIA PRIME MINISTER SAID THAT THE RECENTLY-FORMED EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY WAS SEEN AS A MEANS OF EVENTUALLY SOLVING SOMALIA'S POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS. THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THAT SOMALIA HAD VERY HIGH HOPES FOR THE NEW COMMUNITY OF WHICH IT IS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER.

    IN REPLY, MR. FANFANI SAID SOMLIA'S EFFORTS TO SEEK BETTER RELATIONS WITH ITS NEIGHBOURS WOULD BE WELCOMED WITH WARM APPRECIATION. HE SAID ITALY WAS PROUD TO HELP IN THE ANTICIPATION OF THE EMERGING NATIONS, SEEKING FRIENDSHIP AND PERMANENT SOLIDARITY WITHOUT IMPOSING PARTICULAR ENDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA577NYFOXM4ANCSLXOL5HKHFTS
    Media URN:
    VLVA577NYFOXM4ANCSLXOL5HKHFTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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