• Short Summary

    Saudi Arabia's King Khalid made his first visit to Bahrain on Tuesday (23 March) during his 10-day tour of Gulf states.

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    GV Aircraft arrives
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    SV Sheikh Isa (small man in front) walks forward with two brothers
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    SV & CU King Khalid out of aircraft, greeted by Sheikh Isa (4 shots)
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    SV Sheikh and King walk past guard of honour and mount reviewing stand (3 shots)
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    SV Guard of honour
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    SV King (left) and Sheikh walk past guard of honour and meet local official (4 shots)
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    Background: Saudi Arabia's King Khalid made his first visit to Bahrain on Tuesday (23 March) during his 10-day tour of Gulf states.

    He was met at the airport by the Emir of Bahrain, Sheikh Isa, and his two brothers, the Bahraini Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa and Sheikh Mohamed.

    This is king Khalid's first Gulf tour since he ascended to the throne after the assassination of his brother King Faisal a year ago.

    After arriving in Bahrain, King Khalid relaxed at lunch then paid a formal call on Sheikh Isa.

    His first public engagement came when he opened a new ring road west of the capital, Maname.

    He later discussed bilateral and regional, political and economic issues with Sheikh Isa. A spokesman said the two leaders agreed on all the issues they talked about.

    Saudi Arabia has given Bahrain generous financial support, especially in health and education projects.

    There are plans to build a causeway, with Saudi Arabian finance, to link the two countries across 24 miles (40 kms) of sea.

    King Khalid on Thursday (25 March) will fly to Qatar, the next stop in his tour.

    SYNOPSIS: On the second stopover in his 10-day tour of Gulf states, Saudi Arabia's King Khalid made his first visit to Bahrain.

    He was met at the airport by the Emir of Bahrain, Sheikh Isa, and his two brothers, the Prime Ministers, Sheikh Khalifa, and the Sheikh Mohamed. The Gulf tour is the first by King Khalid since he ascended to the throne after his brother, King Faisal was assassinated.

    That afternoon, the King opened a new ring road west of the Bahraini capital, Manama. Later he had formal talks with Sheikh Isa on bilateral and regional, political and economic issues. Saudi Arabia has given Bahrain generous financial aid, especially in health and education projects. There are plans to build a causeway between the two countries across 24 miles of sea.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NFOC90NULAIPR1LNW1AKF6N2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NFOC90NULAIPR1LNW1AKF6N2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
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    N/A

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