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    At Rangoon's airport April 15 a welcoming crowd with Chinese and Burmese flags gave a warm welcome to visiting Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-Lai.

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    At Rangoon's airport April 15 a welcoming crowd with Chinese and Burmese flags gave a warm welcome to visiting Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-Lai. Mr. Chou came to Rangoon on a three-day goodwill visit on his way to India for talks with Prime Minister Nehru on the Sino-Indian Border dispute.

    Chou En-Lai was received by Prime Minister U Nu and other ministers. As Chou and his Foreign Minister Chen Yi emerged from the airport, the distinguished visitors were pelted with flowers by the welcoming crowd.

    The two-day visit of the Chinese Prime Minister was expected to result in the setting up of a joint commission to demarcate the disputed Sino-Burmese border. The ground had been cleared for this by Burma's care-taker Prime Minister, General Ne Win, who signed an agreement last month with the Chinese government before he handed over power to U Nu.

    On April 16, Chou En-Lai and Marshal Chen Yi visited the Arzani Mausoleum in Rangoon, and laid wreaths at the tomb of Burma's national hero, General Aung San. The Chinese leaders observed a few minutes silence at the Mausoleum in honour of the Burmese leader who was assassinated by gunmen in 1948.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8RSZ60KP0BF7IKX8XHJIZQVTH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RSZ60KP0BF7IKX8XHJIZQVTH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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