Britain's Prime Minister, Mr. Edward Heath arrived in Ottawa on his way to Bermuda, for?
Britain's Prime Minister, Mr. Edward Heath arrived in Ottawa on his way to Bermuda, for talks with President Nixon, on Friday (17 December). During his short stopover, Mr. heath....who had been welcomed at the airport by Canadian Foreign Minister, Mr. Mitchell Sharp....spent four hours in conference with Canada's Prime Minister, Mr. Pierre Trudeau. The four-hour summit at Mr. Trudeau's residence covered many world problems, including the international monetary situation. Later, before leaving for Bermuda, Mr. Heath held a press conference at which he was invited to comment on the Indo-pakistan war, and future relations between Britain and Canada. He said it was too early to decide whether Britain would recognise Bangladesh.
SYNOPSIS: A VC-10 of Britain's Royal Air Force arrives at Ottawa Airport on Friday evening with Mr. Edward Heath the British Prime Minister on board. It had flown direct form London. Mr. Heath was making a brief stopover en route to Bermuda for talks with President Nixon. Canadian Foreign Minister, Mr. Mitchell Sharp, and other leading officials were at the airport to welcome Mr. Heath.
Leaving the airport by car, Mr. Heath travelled to Prime Minister Trudeau's residence for our hours of talks. Outside the Canadian Prime Minister's home, a large group of anti-apartheid demonstrators were gathered with placards to voice protest at the terms of Britain's settlement with Rhodesia.
Inside, Mr. Heath and Mr. Trudeau were holding a mini-summit on world problems. Among topics discussed was the international monetary situation. The talks were broken into two sessions to allow Mr. heath to pay a courtesy cal on Canada's Governor-General, Mr. Roland Michener.
Meeting newsmen, Mr. Heath was asked about the indo-Pakistan war.