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    President Tito of Yugoslavia flew into Paris on Friday (October 23) from the hague for talks with President Georges Pompidou.

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    President Tito of Yugoslavia flew into Paris on Friday (October 23) from the hague for talks with President Georges Pompidou. The Yugoslavian leader and Madame Tito were greeted at Orly Airport by French Prime Minister Jacques Chaban-Delmas. After inspecting a guard of honour, President Tito was driven to the Elysee Palace for private talks with the French President.

    President Tito has conducted a series of meetings with Western leaders during the past three weeks. The main topics of the talks have been European Security and the situation in the Mediterranean.

    Officials in Paris said the French and Yugoslav leaders would also be able to exchange views on the European and Middle East problems as they think Moscow and Washington see them.

    President Tito, however, refused to comment on the nature of his talks with the French leader on his arrival in Paris.

    President Pompidou was expected to tell President Tito his impressions after talks with the Kremlin leaders in Moscow during his recent visit to the Soviet Union. The Yugoslav Head of State would, it was also believed, share his impressions of the talks he had with President Nixon in Belgrade earlier this month.

    The French President recently said that his country and Yugoslavia were striving to turn the Mediterranean into a "lake of peace". They want "the Mediterranean for the Mediterranean States" he commented.

    After 90-minutes of private talks between the two Presidents, they were joined by the French Prime Minister and Yugoslav Foreign Minister Mirko Tepavac for a further 45-minute session of discussion.

    The Yugoslav leader dined at the Elysee Palace later that evening before leaving for home.

    Within three weeks President Tito will have seen President Nixon, West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and the French President. He has also carried out a tour of the Benelux Countries and is dur to visit Italy in December.

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