Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan arrived in Moscow on Monday (16 October) at the start of a nine-day official visit to the Soviet Union.
SV Prince Hassan of Jordan arrives at Moscow Airport and is greeted by Mr Sabir Niyazbekov, Vice Chairman of the Presidium and Mr. Mikhall Georgadze, Secretary of Presid um.
SCU Other members of Jordanian party being greeted
SV party pose for cameramen and PAN TO Newsmen
Prince Hassan walking across tarmac to greet officials and shaking hands along line of dignataries (3 SHOTS)
SV Jordanian Party entering airport terminal building TILT UP TO Airport insignia over door
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Background: Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan arrived in Moscow on Monday (16 October) at the start of a nine-day official visit to the Soviet Union. The Prince will hold talks with Soviet officials aimed at fostering closer relations between the two countries.
SYNOPSIS: Prince Hassan, accompanied by his wife Princess Tharwa, was met at Moscow Airport by several high-ranking Soviet officials. Among them, Mr. Sabir Niyazbekov, the Vice-Chairman of the Presidium, the governing body of the Soviet Union, and the Presidium, Secretary, Mr. Mikhall Georgadze. Prince Hassan is heir-apparant to jordanian throne, and the younger brother of King Hussein. He was scheduled to spend five days of his visit in Moscow, holding talks with various government departments.
The Prince's discussions were expected to centre upon trade relations between Jordan and the Soviet Union, but he was also scheduled to meet the organising committee which is planning the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. After the rounds of talks in Moscow, the royal couple planned to tour the Soviet Union, including a stay in Leningrad. Prince Hassan's visit closely follows King Hussein';s tour of the Middle East, when the Jordanian leader discussed with the heads of government in five Arab countries the latest developments in the peace moves between Egypt and Israel.