Chinese Vice-Premier Ku Mu arrived in Paris on Tuesday (2 May) for trade talks with the French Prime Minister Raymond Barre and other government ministers.
LV: Chinese Vice-Premier Ku Mu leaves aircraft and is greeted by French Prime Minister Raymond Barre.
SV: Chinese and French flags.
LV: two leaders pass guard of honour.
GV: airport building
TV INTERIOR: Ku greets embassy staff at airport.
TV: Ku speaking in Chinese
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Chinese Vice-Premier Ku Mu arrived in Paris on Tuesday (2 May) for trade talks with the French Prime Minister Raymond Barre and other government ministers.
SYNOPSIS: Mr Ku was greeted at the airport by Monsieur Barre and other ministers and given a red carpet welcome. During his 10 day visit the Vice-Premier will have extensive talks with French leaders on trade between the two nations.
Mr Ku, accompanied by a 30-member delegation including Power Minister Chein Chen-Ying, will also tour a nuclear power station at Bugey in he Rhone Valley as well as plants manufacturing buses, heavy lorries and helicopters. The Chinese are interested in buying the 250-seat European airbus, helicopters and computer equipment.
They also wish to develop their steel and nuclear power industries, chemical plants, heavy lorry factories and offshore oil exploration. This visit follows a trip to China by Monsieur Barre earlier this year, when the two countries signed a long-term scientific and technical co-operation agreement -- the first of its kind between Peking and any western country.