Yugoslav Prime Minister, Mr. Dzemal Bijedic, arrived in New Delhi at the week-end for the?
Yugoslav Prime Minister, Mr. Dzemal Bijedic, arrived in New Delhi at the week-end for the start of a five-day State visit to India. The Prime Minister was greeted at New Delhi Airport by India's Prime Minister Mrs. Gandhi. During the welcoming ceremony the Mayor of Delhi, and members of the diplomatic corps garlanded Mr. Bijedic. Indian cabinet ministers were also present for the Yugoslav Premier's arrival.
Mr. Bijedic heads a 20 member delegation and during his talks with Indian leaders he was expected to review recent developments in Vietnam and elsewhere.
Before leaving the airport there was a friendly disagreement between the two Prime Ministers -- Mr. Bijedic insisted that Mrs. Gandhi enter the official car first. Mrs. Gandhi's refusal won out. Then the two Prime Ministers left for official talks.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Dzemal Bijedic, the Yugoslav Prime Minister, arrived in New Delhi at the weekend for the start of a five-day state visit to India. There to meet the Yugoslav Premier was Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Gandhi. The Indian External Affairs Minister, Swaran Singh, was also there to greet Mr. Bijedic.
After being garlanded by New Delhi's Mayor, Mr. Bijedic posed with Mrs. Gandhi, and members of her government, for press photographers.
The Yugoslav Premier leads a twenty member delegation. During his talks with Indian leaders he was expected to review recent developments in Vietnam and elsewhere.
Before leaving the airport, Mr. Bijedic and Mrs. Gandhi had a friendly dispute over who should enter the official car first. Eventually Mrs. Gandhi had her way and the two leaders drove off for official talks.