• Short Summary

    Ugandan President Idi Amin arrived in Italy for what's thought to be a two or three day private visit on Monday (8 September).

  • Description

    Ugandan President Idi Amin arrived in Italy for what's thought to be a two or three day private visit on Monday (8 September).
    It's certain that the Ugandan leader will do two things .. hold talks with Italian President Giovanni Leone and attend an audience with Pope Paul.
    However, all other details surrounding the trip are shrouded in a cloud of mystery. It's been rumoured that: the President will see Italian doctors about a serious illness; negotiate for a huge arms deal; purchase helicopters.
    It's also been reported that President Amin has brought three reels of film with him .. highlighting Uganda's tourist attractions .. and that he wants to host a programme on Italian television and show the films.
    The Amin tour caught Italian diplomatic officials by surprise. The volatile Ugandan leader only informed them of his intentions of touring the country three days before he arrived.
    So far he has spent his time inspecting factories and attending the Milan trade fair where Uganda has an exhibition.
    President Amin, who is accompanied by his new wife Darrah and two of his children, has also dined with President Leone.
    It's believed the Italian visit is only part of a European tour by President Amin, however, once again, no-one is quite sure what other countries he plans to visit .. if any.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCJBW5947T1BX18YPG7TSH41P
    Media URN:
    VLVABCJBW5947T1BX18YPG7TSH41P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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