Another warm and enthusiastic reception for Chile's President Salvador Allende on the third and final stop of the South American tour.
Another warm and enthusiastic reception for Chile's President Salvador Allende on the third and final stop of the South American tour. Ten-thousand people turned out at Lima airport on Wednesday (September 1), when the Chilean head of state arrived at the start of a three-day visit.
The previous day -- the final one of his Colombian tour -- President Allende signed a declaration of accord with Colombia's President Misael Pastrana Borrero.
SYNOPSIS: In Colombia, President Pastrana and visiting Chilean head of state President Salvador Allende prepared to sign a declaration of accord on Tuesday, the last day of President Allende's four-day visit to Colombia. The signing of the declaration was the last important event of the tour. President Allende, the world's first freely elected Marxist head of state, had earlier visited Ecuador. He said that his tour was not intended to promote any political doctrine; rather to help the interests of his country.
The next stop of President Allende's South American tour was Peru. About ten-thousand people turned out at Lima airport to see his arrival. The visit to Peru was scheduled to last three days. After his arrival, the Chilean leader was to have talks with Peru's left-wing President Velasco. Earlier, Peru's head of state had said that the two countries had an important role to play in leading the movement against imperialism in Latin America. The two Presidents were also to hold discussions on improving relations between their countries.