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    INTRODUCTION The President of Angola, Agostinho Neto, arrived in Warsaw on Monday (25 April) on his first official visit to Poland since Angola became independent in 1975.

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    GV President Agostinho Neto of Angola down aircraft steps in Warsaw, Poland, and greeted by Prime Minister Piotr Jaroszewicz and Head of State, Henryk Jablonski
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    GVs Neto inspecting guard of honour (3 shots)
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    GV Neto greeting officials
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    CU & GV Neto walking through flag-waving crowd (2 shots)
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    President Neto earlier visited Yugoslavia where the two countries issued a joint statement saying they feared African was becoming a region of competition and conflicts. The communique said these could lead to "intervention from outside with unforeseeable consequences for Africa and peace and security in the world".




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    Background: INTRODUCTION The President of Angola, Agostinho Neto, arrived in Warsaw on Monday (25 April) on his first official visit to Poland since Angola became independent in 1975. Further economic co-operation between the two countries was likely to be discussed as a result of the visit.

    SYNOPSIS: President Neto was greeted at the airport by Head of State, Henryk Jablonski, and Prime Minister Piotr Jaroszewicz and given a full-scale reception with a bend, flags and military march-past. On his arrival, he said he believed his visit would further deepen relations of friendship and cooperation with Poland.

    President Neto's Marxist Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola - the MPLA - won power after defeating two rival liberation movements with the aid of Cuban troops and Soviet arms. He was due to have meetings with Polish leaders, almost certainly including Communist Party chief, Edward Gierek. During these, he was carpeted to report on the latest developments in the struggle to wrest southern Africa from white control.

    Polish newspaper comment has noted that Angola is rich in raw materials and that this helps create broad prospects for co-operation. Editorials have singled out fishing as an area where joint projects may be established. During his four-day visit, President Neto was to visit a shipyard, and there's talk of supplying Angola with Polish-built fishing vessels.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7068XBCRQUZQ8QUZYGGFKGTQX
    Media URN:
    VLVA7068XBCRQUZQ8QUZYGGFKGTQX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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