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    At 10.48 a.m. on June 3, President John F. Kennedy of the United States and?

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    At 10.48 a.m. on June 3, President John F. Kennedy of the United States and his wife Jacqueline arrived from Paris at Schwechat airport, Vienna.

    It was a rainy, blustery morning, and there were umbrella dotted all over the crowds of spectators, as President Kennedy and his Strian counterpart, Dr. Schaerf, exchanged brief speeches. Mr. Kennedy thanked his host for the welcome. He said he was very grateful to the Austrian Government for making possible the "extremely important encounter" with Soviet Prime Minister Khrushchev.

    After reviewing a guard of honour and waving to banner-carrying American students who crowded the gallery of the airport building, President Kennedy drove with Dr. Schaerf in a closed car through streets lined with people undaunted by the weather. He then called at the Austrian President's Office, where he posed on the balcony with Dr. Schaerf and Cabinet Ministers, as Mr. Khrushchev had done the previous day.

    At 12.45 p.m., Mr. Kennedy was at the .American Ambassador's Residence, ready to receive the Soviet Prime Minister for the first of their private summit talks. Punctual to the minute, Mr. Khrushchev stepped from his car to be met by Mr. Kennedy outside the residence. There was a very brief handshake, which the two leaders repeated on the steps for the benefit of the press. Then they went inside and, according to first reports, had a "friendly and open exchange of views on international topics including the Laos situation".

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