• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT EDUARDO FREI OF CHILE WAS WELCOMED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH WHEN HE ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY TO BEGIN A FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT - THE FIRST EVER STATE VISIT TO BRITAIN BY A LATIN AMERICAN HEAD OF STATE.

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    PRESIDENT EDUARDO FREI OF CHILE WAS WELCOMED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH WHEN HE ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY TO BEGIN A FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT - THE FIRST EVER STATE VISIT TO BRITAIN BY A LATIN AMERICAN HEAD OF STATE.

    THE PRESIDENT AND SENORA FREI ARE ON A 24-DAY EUROPEAN TOUR AND HAVE ALREADY MADE STATE VISITS TO ITALY AND FRANCE.THEY FLEW TODAY FROM PARIS TO GATWICK AIRPORT, 25 MILES (40 KILOMETRES) SOUTH OF LONDON, AND A SPECIAL TRAIN CARRIED THEM TO VICTORIA STATION.

    THERE, THEY WERE MET BY THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP, WHO INTRODUCED THEM TO MR.HAROLD WILSON AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AND SERVICE CHIEFS.AFTER DRIVING TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE, WHERE THERE WAS A STATE BANQUET IN THE PRESIDENT'S HONOUR TONIGHT, THEY WENT TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY WHERE PRESIDENT FREI LAID A WREATH AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR.

    DURING HIS VISIT, THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE TALKS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER AND WITH THE ECONOMICS MINISTER, GEORGE BROWN, AS WELL AS WITH SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME, THE OPPOSITION LEADER AND FORMER PRIME MINISTER.

    (THE PRESIDENT'S TALKS IN LONDON ARE EXPECTED TO LEAD TO TRADE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN BRITAIN AND CHILE.BRITAIN INVITED THE PRESIDENT TO PAY A STATE VISIT TO LONDON SOON AFTER HIS ELECTION LAST OCTOBER, AN INDICATION OF THE IMPORTANCE ATTACHED TO RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABQNZO0U9ABD6GNAYHQ8GJQ5YL
    Media URN:
    VLVABQNZO0U9ABD6GNAYHQ8GJQ5YL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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