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    Kuwait, the richest oil country in the Persian Gulf, has agreed to make substantial investments in India.

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    SV Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah walking up to tomb in New Delhi and watching wreath being laid as cameramen look on (3 shots)
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    GV Parliament buildings in New Delhi
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    GV EXTERIOR Parliament gates with guard on horseback
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    GV INTERIOR India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the Emir of Kuwait standing together inside Parliament building
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    GV Mrs Gandhi and Emir sitting together on couch ZOOM IN TO Mrs Gandhi PAN TO Emir
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    GV Plane taxiing at now international airport at Kurmitola in Bangladesh
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    GV President of Bangladesh Mr. Ziaur Rehman waiting on tarmac with officials
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    GV Emir walking down aircraft steps and shaking hands with President Zia, and being presented with flowers by child (3 shots)
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    GV Women waving coloured flags
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    GV The Emir being introduced to military officers
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    GV Airport building with Bangladesh and Kuwait flags flying
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    SV PAN The Emir walking past guard of honour with soldiers
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    SV President Zia walking on tarmac
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    GV Emir's car leaving with escort
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    Background: Kuwait, the richest oil country in the Persian Gulf, has agreed to make substantial investments in India. The decision follows a state visit to New Delhi on Tuesday (9 September) by the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah who was on a six-nation tour of Asia.

    SYNOPSIS: It was the first-ever visit to India by Kuwait head of state. One of his early stops in New Delhi was at the Gandhi Memorial where he took part in a wreath-laying ceremony. The Sheikh's visit is seen by the Indian Government as very special. He had earlier been greeted by both the Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi, and President Sanjiva Reddy.

    Mrs Gandhi held official talks with Emir at Parliament House where she discussed what form the investment would take.

    Only days earlier she had been critical of the high prices developing countries were forced to pay for oil and called on producers to work out a scheme to assure all consumers of supplies. The Emir's talks with Mrs Gandhi also covered the situation in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

    The Emir flew on to Bangladesh on Thursday (11 September) where he was warmly greeted by President Ziaur Rahman.

    Kuwait, is one of the world's riches nations. Bangladesh is on the poorest. Eighty five percent of its ninety million people live in poverty. Their survival depends on more than a billion U.S. dollars in foreign aid each year. The nature of the emir's talks are not known but they almost certainly included a new development programme. This year Bangladesh will receive one point three billion U.S. dollars from thirteen Western nations. But according to the President, Bangladesh needs further help particularly if it is to carry out crucial development in rural areas.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC5C0VIQB706WGY75M1YPQGUYE
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5C0VIQB706WGY75M1YPQGUYE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1980
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
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