Dacca was the scene of intensive lobbying on August 16 when the Yugoslav leader Radovan Vlajkovic arrived for talks on the future of the non-aligned movement.
GV/SV Bangladesh President Ahsanuddin Choudhury and Chief Martial Law Administrator, Lieutenant General H.M. Ershad (2 shots)
SV Yugoslav Presidium member Radovan Vlajkovic alighting from plane, and being greeted by Choudhury and Ershad, and receiving flowers from child
SV Yugoslav and Bangladesh flags
SV Vlajkovic and Bangladesh leaders walking along red carpet
SV Vlajkovic inspecting guard of honour (2 shots)
SV Vlajkovic meeting Bangladesh officials
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Background: Dacca was the scene of intensive lobbying on August 16 when the Yugoslav leader Radovan Vlajkovic arrived for talks on the future of the non-aligned movement. Mr. Vlajkovic, one of Yugoslavia's four-man ruling presidium, was seeking to salvage the non-aligned conference, which was originally scheduled for Baghdad. The Iraqi capital is no longer favoured for the summit conference because of fears the Gulf war will be a decisive influence. Discussions are underway to find an alternative. Mr. Vlajkovic is said to be trying to avert Cuban domination of a future summit by seeking Bangladeshi support for moving the venue to a suitable city. New Delhi has been suggested as a possible location. The Yugoslav leader was met at Dacca airport by the military ruler Lieutenant General Hossein Mohammad Ershad and the President, Ahsanuddin Choudhury.