The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, met the Chinese Communist?
SV Car arrives and Bandaranaike gets out (2 shots)
MV Mao shakes hands with Bandaranaike
LV & SV Mao and Bandaranaike seated, taking (4 shots)
SV & CU Bandaranaike presents gift to Mao (4 shots)
MV Mao and Bandaranaike
Initials BB/1300 DF/BOB/BB/1330
(This film was telerecorded in Hong Kong from Canton Television and we apologies for the quality.)
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Background: The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, met the Chinese Communist Party Chairman, Mao Tse-tung, during a ten-day goodwill visit to the People's Republic of China.
Mrs. Bandaranaike visited Chairman mao at his home int eh Forbidden City in Peking on June 28.
(This film was telerecorded in Hong Kong from Canton Television and we apologise for the quality.)
The two leaders spent about an hour and a half together and the film shows Mrs. Bandaranaike presenting a gift to Chairman Mao.
Mrs. Bandaranaike arrived in Peking on June 25 during a State visit to China lasting seven days.
On June 29 at a banquet in Peking she announced that China and Sri Lanka had concluded a new aid agreement.
Mrs. bandaranaike said she had held fruitful discussions with Premier Chou En-lai on continued economic co-operation between the two countries.
She thanked China for its generous assistance to Sri Lanka in the past. The two countries signed their first trade agreement in 1952.
SYNOPSIS: The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, paid a visit to the Chinese Communist Party Chairman, Mao Tse-tung, during her state visit to the People's Republic of China.
Chairman Mao welcomed Mrs. Bandaranaike at his home in the Forbidden City in Peking. It was the Chinese leader's first pubic appearance since he met President Nixon in February and he received Mrs. Bandaranaike in the same book-lined room in which he met the American leader.
Chairman Mao spent abut ninety minutes talking with Mrs. Bandaranaike who had brought him gifts from Sri Lanka. the meeting took place during working sessions in which Mrs. Bandaranaike conferred with the Chinese premier, Chou En-lai, and senior Chinese officials. At a later banquet, Mrs. Bandaranaike announced that China and Sri Lanka had concluded a new aid agreement. She thanked China for its generous assistance in the past and said Premier Chou and herself had held fruitful discussions on continued economic co-operation.