West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt arrived in Lima on Saturday (7 April). He will stay?
West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt arrived in Lima on Saturday (7 April). He will stay in Peru for five days on an official visit -- the second leg of his three-country tour of South America.
SYNOPSIS: Chancellor Schmidt was accompanied by his wife Hannelore when he landed at Lima airport. A large crowd of government officials, representatives of the diplomatic and the armed forces awaited his arrival from brazil. Herr Schmidt was greeted by the Peruvian Prime Minister, Pedro Richter.
It is the first visit of a West German Chancellor to Peru -- as it is to two other
South American countries on his tour. In Brazil, the first leg of his South American tour, Chancellor Schmidt met President Joao Baptista Figueiredo. Their talks centred on the 1957 West German - Brazilian nuclear energy agreement. Under this agreement Brazil will build eight nuclear power stations - supplied by West Germany -- by 1990.
Chancellor Schmidt was scheduled to give a speech on Tuesday (10 April) to the Peruvian Constitutional Assembly. Many leftist members of the assembly announced that they would begin a hunger strike during his speech to highlight a similar action by nineteen Peruvian journalists in protest over the closure of ten independent political publications.