• Short Summary

    Soviet and Egyptian leaders, arriving in Geneva yesterday (Wednesday, December 19) for the Middle East peace conference, have said that they are prepared for protracted negotiations in order to seek a durable peace.

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    1.
    SV PAN from Geneva airport sign to barbed wire fence (2 shots)
    0.18

    2.
    GV Geneva airport
    0.22

    3.
    SV Security police at airport entrance
    0.29

    4.
    Sv Police vehicles outside
    0.32

    5.
    SV Interior Police with sub-machine guns (4 shots)
    1.04

    6.
    SV Gromyko with Russian delegates walks across tarmac to airport building
    1.18

    7.
    SV Security police on tarmac
    1.20

    8.
    MTV PAN Gromyko leaving terminus building with others
    1.30

    9.
    SV Security police on tarmac
    1.31

    10.
    SV PAN Egyptian delegation led by Ismail Fahmy enters airport building
    1.39

    11.
    LV Security helicopter overhead
    1.50

    12.
    SV PAN Egyptian delegation leaving terminus building
    1.58



    Initials AE/16.11 AE/16.30



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Soviet and Egyptian leaders, arriving in Geneva yesterday (Wednesday, December 19) for the Middle East peace conference, have said that they are prepared for protracted negotiations in order to seek a durable peace.

    Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, a co-sponsor of Friday's talks, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy, both issued pleas for the talks to produce results as they arrived at the heavily guarded Geneva airport.

    Mr. Gromyko was asked at the airport if he expected the three days of the conference's first phase would be enough for significant negotiations. He replied that he thought three days would be sufficient, but he was prepared to stay longer if necessary.

    As Mr. Fahmy arrived, an Egyptian spokesman claimed that during the conference -- boycotted by Syria -- Egypt would be speaking for the Arab side in the confrontation with Israel, not just for Egyptian interests. He felt that the Palestinians should be invited to a later stage of the conference, ???t only after Israel agrees to withdraw from territory occupied since the 1967 war.

    Later on Wednesday, Mr. Fahmy and Mr. Gromyko met to formulate a joint strategy during the negotiations.

    For the arrival of the leaders, Swiss police and Untied Nations officials had organised intensive airport security. But following this week's Rome massacre and hijacking -- plus rumours that palestinian extremists planned new measures to disrupt the talks -- crack Swiss troops were also called in to guard the arriving statesmen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61R6L88SERS2O7DBAD9LCJAJN
    Media URN:
    VLVA61R6L88SERS2O7DBAD9LCJAJN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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