• Short Summary

    A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME FOR MR KHRUSHCHEV WHEN HE ARRIVED IN ALEXANDRIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). AS THE?

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    A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME FOR MR KHRUSHCHEV WHEN HE ARRIVED IN ALEXANDRIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). AS THE SOVIET CRUISE LINER ARMENIA STEAMED INTO THE FLAG-BEDECKED PORT, A CHORUS OF SHIPS' SIRENS TOOK UP THE ACCLAIM OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CHEERING ALONG THE DOCK.

    LOOKING FIT AFTER THE CRUISE FROM THE BLACK SEA, THE SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD SOVIET PREMIER RECEIVED AN EMBRACE FROM PRESIDENT NASSER WAITING ON THE QUAYSIDE AMID A THUNDEROUS OVATION. MADAME NASSER, RARELY SEEN ON PUBLIC OCCASIONS, EXCHANGED GREETINGS WITH MRS KHRUSHCHEV.

    WAVES TO RUSSIAN RESIDENTS BRANDISHING THEIR NATIONAL FLAG, AS HE STOOD ON AFRICAN SOIL FOR THE FIRST TIME. BUNCHES OF FLOWERS FROM CHILDREN. THEN A CEREMONIAL DRIVE IN AN OPEN CAR AMID ALMOST DELIRIOUS CROWDS.

    CASCADES OF PAPER SHOWERED DOWN, NEARLY REMOVING MR KHRUSHCHEV AND HIS HOST FROM OUR CAMERAMEN'S VIEW. FLOWERS BY THE THOUSANDS, CONFETTI, AND NEAR-HYSTERICAL WELLWISHERS TUMBLED ON THE CAR, GIVING SECURITY AGENTS THE CONTINUOUS JOB OF THROWING THEM BACK.

    THEN TO THE RAIL STATION THE JOURNEY TO CAIRO. THERE, THE SAME MASSIVE WELCOME AS THE TWO LEADERS DROVE ALONG THE CEREMONIAL ROUTE. BEHIND THE LINES OF TROOPS AND POLICE, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF WAVING EGYPTIANS. AT TIMES THE SECURITY RANKS SAGGED WITH THE PRESSURE, AND AGAIN SOME WELLWISHERS MANAGED TO REACH MR KHRUSHCHEV'S CAR BEFORE BEING HUSTLED BACK TO THE CURBSIDE.

    IN HIS SPEECH OF WELCOME, PRESIDENT NASSER CALLED HIS GUEST A COURAGEOUS FIGHTER WHO HAD DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO THE IDEAL OF PEACE ON EARTH. EGYPTIANS KNEW HIM AS A FAITHFUL FRIEND AND THE LIVING SYMBOL OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    MR KHRUSHCHEV WHO HAS TWICE SEEN THE PRESIDENT IN RUSSIA, SAID THE EXCHANGE OF VISITS WOULD HELP TO EXPAND COOPERATION BETWEEN THEIR TWO COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA72L8X57B3E2EF9UZYZYIS3BRD
    Media URN:
    VLVA72L8X57B3E2EF9UZYZYIS3BRD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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