The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani, lunched with British Prime Minister, Mr.?
SV SIGN Downing street: crowds outside No. 10
SV Heath and Emir out and shake hands as crowds look on (2 shots)
SCU PAN Emir into car PAN Heath shakes hands with aids, PAN aide into car PAN Heath looks on
MV Car away PAN Heath waves PAN car PAN Heath enters No. 10
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Background: The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani, lunched with British Prime Minister, Mr. Edward Heath, at his official residence of Number Ten Downing Street on Tuesday (18 September).
Also at the lunch was British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas Heme, who is to have talks with the Emir on Wednesday (19 September).
The Emir was visiting Britain privately and arrived on September 8 after attending the non-aligned summit in Algiers.
His country and Britain, which imports oil from various Gulf states, have a history of friendly relations. It's likely that the two leaders' talks touched upon oil supplies but no details have been given.
SYNOPSIS: A guest at the British Prime Minister's official London residence, Number Ten Downing Street, on Tuesday was the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hemad Al-Thani. He was in Britain on what was mainly a private visit but teak the opportunity to see the prim Minister, Mr. Edward Heath.
No details have been released of the talks at the lunch, which was also attended by British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas Home, who saw the Emir on Wednesday.
Britain has a history of friendly relations with the various states in the Arabian Gulf and imports oil from Qatar and other states in the United Arab Emirates.