• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE RECEIVED AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME TO THE SOUTHERN RUMANIAN INDUSTRIAL CITY OF CRAIOVA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN HE ARRIVED FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY ON THE THIRD DAY OF HIS FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT TO RUMANIA.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE RECEIVED AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME TO THE SOUTHERN RUMANIAN INDUSTRIAL CITY OF CRAIOVA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN HE ARRIVED FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY ON THE THIRD DAY OF HIS FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT TO RUMANIA. THE FRENCH PRESIDENT'S PARTY INCLUDES MADAME DE GAULLE AND THE FOREIGN MINISTER, M. MAURICE COUVE DE MURVILLE.

    SOME 3,000 PEOPLE CHEERED AND SHOUTED "URA, URA" - AN OLD RUMANIAN BATTLE CRY AND A CHEER FOR LEADERS - AS PRESIDENT OF GAULLE STEPPED FROM HIS RUMANIAN AIRLINE ILYUSHIN-18 AIRCRAFT WHICH BROUGHT HIM FROM BUCHAREST. HE DREW EXTRA CHEERS WHEN HE ELUDED HIS SECURITY GUARDS TO MOVE AMONG THE CROWD SHAKING HANDS AND ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR WELCOME.

    FROM THE AIRPORT, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE MADE LENGTHY TOURS OF THREE LOCAL INDUSTRIAL PLANTS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY, CHATTING WITH OFFICIALS AND ASKING QUESTIONS OF GUIDES WHO SHOWED HIM AROUND. HE VISITED THE "ELECTROPUTERE" FACTORY WHICH MAKES DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES AND OTHER HEAVY GOODS UNDER LICENCE FROM SWISS AND SWEDISH COMPANIES.

    CROWDS OF CHEERING RUMANIANS LINED THE ENTIRE 10 KILOMETRE (SIX MILES) ROUTE BETWEEN THE FACTORIES, CLAPPING AND CHEERING WILDLY AS THEY CONTINUED TO SHOUT "URA, URA" WITH OCCASIONAL ATTEMPTS AT "VIVE LA FRANCE" AND "VIVE DE GAULLE". AFTERWARDS, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE LUNCHED AT THE GOVERNMENT OFFICES WITH PRESIDENT NICOLAE CEAUSESCU OF RUMANIA, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TWO LEADERS' PARTIES.

    TECHNICAL AID AND CO-OPERATION ARE ONE OF THE MAIN ISSUES BEING DISCUSSED IN TALKS BETWEEN PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, PRESIDENT CEAUSESCU AND THE RUMANIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR. ION GHEORGHE MAURER. WHILE THE FRENCH LEADER WAS TOURING FACTORIES YESTERDAY, MADAME DE GAULLE WAS VISITING A LOCAL CHILDREN'S HOME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWJIRZLWNW9EKI888XG0M6JN7
    Media URN:
    VLVABWJIRZLWNW9EKI888XG0M6JN7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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