The President of Portugal, Senor Antonio Ramalho Eanes has been in Brazil as part of a 12-day tour which will also include visits to Venezuela and the United States.
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SV: President Antonio Ramalho Eanes climbs steps to lay wreath. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: The President of Portugal, Senor Antonio Ramalho Eanes has been in Brazil as part of a 12-day tour which will also include visits to Venezuela and the United States. During his visit, he has had talks with Brazil's President Ernesto Geisel.
SYNOPSIS: Before leaving Portugal, President Eanes said that the purpose of his visit was to improve relations with Brazil, once a Portuguese colony, on commercial, diplomatic and cultural levels. During his visit, he held talks with President Geisel and attended this wreath laying ceremony at Rio De Janeiro's tomb of the unknown soldier, commemorating Brazil's war dead.
Portugal President Eanes said that in the past, relations between Brazil and Portugal had been artificial. Portugal needed the co-operation of all countries where Portuguese was spoken, he said.
After his trip to Brazil, President Eanes was to travel to Venezuela where talks will concentrate on the conditions of the 100,000 Portuguese immigrant workers living there. During his visit to the United States he will attend the NATO summit.