• Short Summary

    President WP of Yugoslavia arrived in the southern Portuguese city of Faro on Saturday (20 March) on his way home from a three-nation tour of Latin America.

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    President WP of Yugoslavia arrived in the southern Portuguese city of Faro on Saturday (20 March) on his way home from a three-nation tour of Latin America.

    The 83-year old President cancelled several engagements in Venezuela on Thursday because he was tired, according to Yugoslav officials.

    But Reuters said he looked tanned and fit as he stepped from his aircraft and was welcomed by Portuguese President Francisco Da Costa Gomes with full military honours.

    The airport was heavily guarded by police, and military helicopters hovered overhead as President Tito's plane landed. Pamphlets accusing General Costa Gomes of being a communist traitor have been distributed in Faro in the past few days.

    After reviewing the guard of honour, President Tito and his wife were driven to the nearby Vale Do Lobo tourist complex where they will stay until they fly home on Monday.

    The two President were due to have talks during the Yugoslav President's stay.

    SYNOPSIS: President Tito of Yugoslavia arrived in the southern Portuguese city of Faro on Saturday on his way home from a three-nation Latin American tour. He was welcomed by President Costa Gomes of Portugal, with full military honours.

    President Tito cancelled several engagements in Venezuela because of tiredness, according to Yugoslav officials, but Reuters said he looked tanned and fit on his arrival in Portugal.

    A big security operation that included police, troops and paramilitary Republican guards, was mounted following the distribution in Faro this week of pamphlets accusing President Costa Gomes of being a communist traitor. The two Presidents will hold talks during the visit.

    President and Mrs. Tito later drove to a nearby tourist complex where they'll stay before travelling home on Monday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8Y477RHQ8S1F5IXNYZ7AXQRZI
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Y477RHQ8S1F5IXNYZ7AXQRZI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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