India's President Giri, who is at present touring nations in the Middle Est, on Tuesday (4 July) visited Baghdad---capital of Iraq.
GV Airport with guard of honour on tarmac
LV Russian-built aircraft taxies in
MV Welcoming part moves forward
LV TO SCU President Girl down aircraft steps and greeted by Al-Bakr
MV Iraq flag
MV President Giri and Al-Bakr salute (2 shots)
MV & GV Giri and Al-Bakr review guard of honour(2 shots)
MV Indian flag
MV Giri meets senior officials
GV PAN Members of Indian community at airport.
MV Giri garlanded walks away (2 shots)
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Background: India's President Giri, who is at present touring nations in the Middle Est, on Tuesday (4 July) visited Baghdad---capital of Iraq.
During his visit, the Indian President had talks with Iraq's President Ahmed Hassan Al-Bakr. An official statement says the talks dealt with relations between Iraq and India--and ways in which they could be developed.
The statement describes the talks as "cordial".
After is visit to Baghdad, President Giri flew on to Beirut in Lebanon.
SYNOPSIS: Baghdad Airport in Iraq--and a formal welcome to Tuesday for India's President Giri. The Indian leader arrived in a Soviet-built aircraft belonging to the Indian Air Force. Iraq's President Ahmed Hassan Al-Bakr headed the welcoming party at the airport.
President Giri is on a tour of Middle East counties. His stop in Baghdad was to be a brief one, lasting just a single day.
Despite the brevity of he visit, a welcome befitting a head of state, Both Presidents took the salute-- then inspected the guard of honour. Their talks later were to deal with relations between India and Ira, end ways in which they could be improved. An official statement issued after the talks aid they had been cordial.
Senior government officials were introduced to President Giri at the airport, and representatives of the Indian community in Baghdad were there to watch.
After this visit to Baghdad, President Giri flew onto Beirut--capital of Lebanon.