• Short Summary

    President Hafez Al-Assad, of Syria, arrived in neighbouring Lebanon on Tuesday (7 January)-making the first official visit by a Syrian Head of State for about 25 years.

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    President Hafez Al-Assad, of Syria, arrived in neighbouring Lebanon on Tuesday (7 January)-making the first official visit by a Syrian Head of State for about 25 years.

    Helicopters hovered over the Ai-Masnaa border post as President Assad was welcomed by his host, Lebanon's President Suleiman Franjieh. Cheering crowds and triumphal arches and banners also greeted the Lebanese leader.

    The Presidents later drove 15 miles (25 kms) to the small resort town of Shtaura, midway between Damascus and Beirut, for a round of official talks. Crowds lined the motorcade route and sheep and camels were ceremonially slaughtered in honour of the guest.

    The formal talks were expected to centre on Israeli attacks on southern Lebanon, near Syria's Golan Heights front line.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC6GBN4E1XXOUHNEUMKKN1YSZD
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6GBN4E1XXOUHNEUMKKN1YSZD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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