• Short Summary

    West German riotsquads and mounted police were put on standby for the arrival of Iran's Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda, in Bonn on Wednesday (6 March).

  • Description

    West German riotsquads and mounted police were put on standby for the arrival of Iran's Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda, in Bonn on Wednesday (6 March).

    The precautions were taken in case of demonstrations by students, who earlier this year took to the streets in protest against the alleged mistreatment of government opponents in Iran. However, all was quiet as Prime Minister Hoveyda was flown direct to the West German Chancellery at the Palais Schaumburg immediately after he arrived in Bonn.

    The Iranian leader was met by Chancellor Willy Brandt and in their first 90-minute meeting, the two men discussed international problems connected with the energy crisis and the special burdens imposed on developing countries by the increase in the price of oil.

    International co-operation between West Germany and Iran was also discussed, particularly the proposed building of the world's largest oil refinery, -- capable of supplying fifth of West Germany's needs -- in Southern Iran at a cost of about 1,000 million U.S. dollars (440 million sterling).

    The two heads of government were accompanied for their talks by Dr. Jasar Nadin, Iran's State Secretary for Economics and International Affairs, and Dr. Paul Frank, State Secretary of the West German Foreign Ministry. Iran is currently the second largest of West Germany's oil suppliers. But the Bonn government makes no secret of its hopes for increased supplies of oil, and possibly natural gas from Iran.

    During his four-day visit, Prime Minister Hoveyda was also scheduled to meet with West German industrialists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA63PZP6X0DOGLKGR5QPKYP68M1
    Media URN:
    VLVA63PZP6X0DOGLKGR5QPKYP68M1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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