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

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    GV President Amin down steps of aircraft greeted by official party
    SV & PAN Crowd cheer and wave as Amin waves
    SCU President Amin grinning at camera and waving
    SCU Ugandan flag
    SV Amin out of car and greeted by officials
    SV President Amin and party talking
    SCU Sign Uganda for Ugandan stand at exhibition TILT DOWN TO President Amin and party entering display
    SV T - shirt with ostrich design on front
    SCU TILT DOWN President Amin inspecting exhibits
    SVs & SCUs Exhibition
    SV TILT DOWN Amin signing guest book while his wife looks on (2 shots)

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    Background: 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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