The Foreign Minister of the United Arab Republic, Mr. Mahmoud Riad, met the Prime Minister?
GV Ext. Italian Prime Minister's residence
SV Riad enters and is greeted by Colombo
MV Press PAN to Colombo, Riad and others, seated and talking
SCU Colombo and Riad (2 shots)
MV Politicians seated
GV Ext. Foreign Ministry
MV Riad enters
SV Riad shakes hands with Aldo Moro, Foreign Minister
MV Past camera, Moro and Riad enter conference room
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Background: The Foreign Minister of the United Arab Republic, Mr. Mahmoud Riad, met the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Italy in Rome last Saturday (27 March). Mr. Riad met the two ministers separately, but in both cases the main topic of conversation was the situation in the Middle East, especially Suez. Informed Egyptian sources said that Italy would back the projected Suez to Alexandria oil pipeline to the extent of 10 million sterling (25 million dollars).