• Short Summary

    Contents: Major Abdel-Salam Jalloud of the Libyan Jamahiriyah arrived in Peking on August four aboard a special Libyan airliner at the head of a government delegation on an official visit to Peking at the invitation of the Chinese government.

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    Contents: Major Abdel-Salam Jalloud of the Libyan Jamahiriyah arrived in Peking on August four aboard a special Libyan airliner at the head of a government delegation on an official visit to Peking at the invitation of the Chinese government. The first brief notice of the visit organ, and tool diplomats in Peking by surprise. Diplomats saw the visit as part of China's overall aim of boosting relations with the Arab world in rivalry with the Soviet Union. Major Jalloud was expected to have talks with top Chinese officials and Arab diplomats speculated the talks might include the possibility of establishing diplomatic relations between Tripoli and Peking. Libya at the moment has diplomatic ties with Taiwan. The arrival ceremony was low key, although China's senior vice-premier Teng Hsiao-ping was on hand to greet Major Jalloud. There were none of the usual dancing girls at the airport -- only a military guard of honour and a band that played the national anthems of the two countries. Also on hand were representatives of 12 Arab diplomatic missions in Peking, plus the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. There were no Egyptians present.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9D2ATOBFEFFF0ICMHYQLCKIX0
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D2ATOBFEFFF0ICMHYQLCKIX0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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