• Short Summary

    The Prime Minister of
    Mauritius, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, recently (April 16) completed a five-day
    official visit to the People's Republic of China.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Peking Airport showing
    waiting crowd
    0.13

    2.
    MS Children waving
    0.16

    3.
    MCU Chou En-lai and other Chinese officials walking (2
    shots)
    0.27

    4.
    MV Aircraft taxies in
    0.35

    5.
    CU Cheering children
    0.40

    6.
    MVs
    Prime Minister and wife leave plane greeted by Mr. Chou.
    1.01

    7.
    CU Mauritian flag
    1.02

    8.
    SV Prime
    Minister and officials inspect guard of honour
    1.26

    9.
    CU Cheering children
    1.33

    10.
    CU Prime
    Minister
    1.04

    11.
    CU Chou En-lai
    1.38

    12.
    MSs Prime Minister and guests walk past waving children (7
    shots)
    2.00

    13.
    GV Cheering, waving crowd.
    2.06

    14.
    SV Dancing children
    2.11

    15.
    MV Prime Minister enters car followed by Chou En-lai.
    2.19

    16.
    MV PAN Cheering children.
    2.28

    17.
    Motorcade down crowded street (3 shots) with cheering people
    3.02



    Initials BB/1830 RPM/DE/BB/1900


    This film detailing the arrival of Prime Minster
    Ramgoolam in Peking was shot by Peking Television.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Prime Minister of
    Mauritius, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, recently (April 16) completed a five-day
    official visit to the People's Republic of China. During his stay, the Prime
    Minister accompanied by Lady Ramgoolam, visited the cities of Shanghai,
    Kwangchow, Chumchun and Peking.

    The Prime Minister began his visit at Shanghai on April II. There, he spent the
    night before travelling by air to Peking on the following day. At Peking
    airport, the Prime Minister was given as official welcome by chinese Premier
    Chou En-lai and other Chinese officials. There were more than 5,000 welcomers at
    the airport.

    According to Hsingua--the New China News Agency--Prime Minister Ramgoolam and
    Premier Chou held their talks in a friendly atmosphere.

    On April 14, the Prime Minister gave a farewell banquet at Peking's Great Hall
    of the People in honour of his host, Premier Chou. At the banquet, guests and
    hosts drank toasts to the continuous growth of friendship between the peoples of
    both countries.

    Later, the Mauritian leader and his official party left Peking by air for a
    visit to Kwangchow. After a brief stay there, they boarded a special train to
    Shumchun, their final stop before flying home.

    An editorial appeared in Monday's (April 17) edition of the People's Daily in
    Peking headlined: "New development in China-Mauritius relations." The article
    said that after friendly discussions, "the leaders of the two countries have
    decided to establish diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level." It also
    said future relations between Mauritius and Chine would be governed by five
    principles, involving: mutual respect for territorial integrity; mutual
    non-aggression; non-interference in each other's internal affairs; equality and
    mutual benefit; and peaceful co-existence.

    SYNOPSIS: A crowd of thousands was on hand at Peking airport last week to give a
    warm welcome to visiting Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. The
    Prime Minister was arriving in Peking from Shanghai, the first stop in his
    five-day official visit to China.

    Also there to greet him was Chinese Premier Chou En-lai and other high-ranking
    officials...as the aircraft taxied in, children shouted "long live friendship
    between the people of China and Mauritius." Upon leaving the aircraft, the Prime
    Minister and Lady Ramgoolam were greeted by Premier Chou.

    Then Sir Seewoosagur, accompanied by Chinese leaders, reviewed an honour guard
    made up of units from the People's Liberation Army, the militia and the Red
    Guards.

    Later. during discussions between Prime Minister Ramgoolam and Premier Chou, it
    was decided that China and Mauritius would establish diplomatic relations at the
    ambassadorial level. The two countries also agreed to conduct their future
    dealing on the basis of five principles. They include a mutual respect of each
    other's territorial sovereignty, a policy of non-aggression and non-interference
    in each other's internal affairs and peaceful co-existence. Detail of the
    agreement were published in the Chinese People's Daily at the conclusion of
    Prime Minister Ramgoolam's visit.

    Before leaving Peking for visits to Kwangchow and Shumchon, the Prime Minister
    held a farewell banquet for his host, Premier Chow, at Peking's Great Hall of
    the People. There, guests and hosts drank boasts to the continuous growth of
    friendship between the peoples of both countries.

    During their discussions, Sir Seewoosagur and Premier Chou also agreed that the
    Indian Ocean should become a peace zone, free from the rivalries of the
    superpowers. The Mauritian government, said the Chinese People's Daily, "has
    made a positive contribution towards promotion state relations between the two
    countries, and these relations will certainly develop further in the future."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5UPGRKBHWSLHZDB61IGZ5PI47
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UPGRKBHWSLHZDB61IGZ5PI47
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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