A high level Chinese delegation arrived in Tunisia (19 March) on Wednesday for talks with the Government on Third World affairs.
GV Motorcade arrives at Palais de Cartage and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Hy Ying and delegation greeted and walk up steps into palace
CU Guard outside palace saluting
SV INTERIOR Chinese Foreign Minister greeted by President Bourguiba
CU President Bourguiba's wife PAN to President Bourguiba.
SV Bourguiba and Mr Hy Ying talking (three shots)
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Background: A high level Chinese delegation arrived in Tunisia (19 March) on Wednesday for talks with the Government on Third World affairs. The Chinese condemned the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and promised to help protect Tunisia against outside aggression.
SYNOPSIS: The Chinese delegation, which was driven to the Palais de Cartage in Tunis, was headed by a Chinese Vice-Premier, Madam Chen Muhua, and the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hy Ying. Another member of the group was Cheng Fei, Vice-Minister for economic affairs with foreign countries.
During their stay, the Chinese stressed a number of factors the two countries have in common--their position as developing nations and membership of the Third World. They also pointed out the dangers to Tunisia from other countries.
On their arrival, the Chinese were greeted by President Bourguiba, who has accused Libya of interference in her affairs. An example of 'impudent' interference in a Third-World Islamic nation, the Chinese said, was the Soviet action in Afghanistan. It was a serious menace to the peace and security of Asia and the world, they added.
President Bourguiba was told that China promised support to Tunisia against outside aggression. The Chinese also said the key to Middle East problems was the withdrawal of Israel from occupied Arab lands.