INTRODUCTION: President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya has arrived in India for a five-day state visit.
GV Aircraft arrives at New Delhi airport
SV President Reddy and Prime Minister Gandhi walk forward
SV President Moi greeted by President Reddy, Mrs. Gandhi and other officials
CU & SV Newsmen photographing official group ZOOM IN TO CU Moi (2 shots)
LV & SV Moi waving to cheering crowd as he passes (2 shots)
GV Parliament House and guard (2 shots)
SV INTERIOR Mrs. Gandhi and President Moi enter room with delegations
CU Kenyan and Indian flags on table
SV ZOOM IN TO CU Moi seated with his delegation
SV PAN FROM Kenyan delegates to Mrs. Gandhi seated with her delegation
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Background: INTRODUCTION: President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya has arrived in India for a five-day state visit. The two countries have held talks on economic and cultural cooperation, and these were signed during the President's visit. India and Kenya also re-affirmed their faith in non-alignment, and pledged to work to retain the Indian Ocean as a zone of peace.
SYNOPSIS: The visit began on Monday (22 February). President Moi arrived in New Delhi with seven senior ministers. He was met by President Sanjiva Reddy and the Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Other officials gathered to welcome President Moi, who first toured India 19 years ago as Kenyan education minister for the late President Jomo Kenyatta.
The Indians showed considerable interest in President Moi, who took over in Kenya after the death of Jomo Kenyatta in 1978. Since then, he has steered Kenya on a middle-of-the-road course, maintaining close relations with Western states, but also expressing his support for the principles of non-alignment.
On a recent visit to Washington, President Moi was congratulated on his support for the American-inspired boycott of the Moscow Olympics. But, on this tour of India, the emphasis was on maintaining neutrality from the big power blocs.
A wide range of economic agreements were to come up for signing during this visit. These would ensure increased trade, technical co-operation, the establishment of joint ventures, and more educational exchanges.