West German Foreign Minister Scheel arrived in Belgrade on Wednesday (November 25) for a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Yugoslav counterpart Mirko Tepavac.
MV Scheel down aircraft steps and greeted by Repavac
MV Walking across tarmac into waiting car, drive away
MS Scheel and wife enter salon -- greeted by President and Madame Tito
MCU Madame Scheel and Madame Tito seated
MV Tito and Scheel take seats at table
CU Tito PAN TO CU..Scheel
Initials AH/BHH/PS/1340 AH/BHH/ES.13.50
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Background: West German Foreign Minister Scheel arrived in Belgrade on Wednesday (November 25) for a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Yugoslav counterpart Mirko Tepavac. Herr Scheel's schedule included a meeting with President Tito on Thursday.
In a brief airport statement, Herr Scheel said that his visit represented a continuation of the bilateral contacts which started when his predecessor -- Herr Willy Brandt, now the West German Chancellor -- visited Yugoslavia in 1968. Herr Scheel's visit repays a trip to Bonn by Mr. Tepavac last year.
At the White Palace, Herr Scheel and his wife spent some time in informal discussions with President and Mrs. Tito. But the real business of the visit was undertaken at the State Secretariat for Foreign Affairs in the talks between Herr Scheel and Mrs. Tepavac.
Official communique did not specify the exact nature of the subjects considered during the talks. But discussions centred on further improvements to relations between the two countries. One problem believed to have been under consideration was the question of the payments of wartime compensation to Yugoslavia.