• Short Summary

    The United States Vice-President Agnew arrived in Madrid on Saturday on the eight leg of his 10-nation goodwill tour.

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    The United States Vice-President Agnew arrived in Madrid on Saturday on the eight leg of his 10-nation goodwill tour.

    He has already met Spanish leader General Franco at his official residence outside Madrid. On Sunday Mr. Agnew and his wife Elinor, who joined him from Rome, was due to attend and annual diplomatic reception to mark the anniversary of the uprising by Nationalist forces against the Spanish Republic which started the 1936-39 Spanish War.

    On Monday the couple will leave for a few days' holiday on the southern coast of Spain, where they will stay until July 24th.

    SYNOPSIS: Crowds of curious Spaniards gathered at the airport in Madrid on Saturday when U.S. Vice-President Spiro Agnew flew in to make a 3-day official visit. He was met on his arrival by Spain's Vice-President Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, Foreign Minister Gregorio Lopez Bravo, and U.S ambassador Mr. Robert Hill, Vice-President Agnew was n the eighth leg of his 10-nation good-will tour, his last stop being Congo-Kinshasa. He said after inspecting a guard of honour that the United States and Spain had become partners in a wide range of endeavours in recent years. The new agreement of friendship and co-operation signed last August had already strengthened this co-operation.

    The same evening Vice-President Agnew and his wife were received for dinner by Prince Juan Carlos of Bourbon, king-designate of Spain, and his wife Princess Sophia. Mr. Agnew has also had an initial meeting with Spanish leader General Franco at the Pardo Palace outside Madrid. On Sunday he and his wife were to attend a reception hosted by General Franco to mark the National Uprising at beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA88X0XFRJLUMPX7OSE1T30IGZC
    Media URN:
    VLVA88X0XFRJLUMPX7OSE1T30IGZC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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