• Short Summary

    Ethiopian Head of State, Lieutenant-Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam visited Hungary (3 December), to discuss bi-lateral relations and African political issues with Hungarian officials.

  • Description

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    GV aircraft taxies in at Budapest airport (TWO SHOTS)
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    2.
    SV Ethiopian Head of State Lieutenant-Colonel Haile Mariam Mengistu steps down from plane
    0.17

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    CU Colonel Mengistu is embraced by Hungarian President Pal Losonczi
    0.22

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    SV & LV Colonel Mengistu meets other Hungarian officials (TWO SHOTS)
    0.30

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    SV & LV crowd wave Hungarian and Ethiopian flags as Colonel Mengistu and President Losonczi inspect The Guard of Honour (TWO SHOTS)
    0.41

    6.
    CU Colonel Mengistu receives bouquet of flowers
    0.46

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    SV Colonel Mengistu waves as he walks past cheering crowd
    0.50

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    SV INTERIOR Colonel Mengistu and President Losonczi entering Nandorfehervar Hall in Hungarian Parliament
    1.00

    9.
    LV Ethiopian and Hungarian delegations take place at conference table
    1.05

    10.
    CU PULL BACK Colonel Mengistu and Ethiopian delegation
    1.12

    11.
    CU PULL BACK President Losonczi and Hungarian delegates sitting opposite Ethiopian delegates
    1.19



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Ethiopian Head of State, Lieutenant-Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam visited Hungary (3 December), to discuss bi-lateral relations and African political issues with Hungarian officials. It was the fourth stop in his East European tour which has taken him to the Soviet Union, East Germany and Czechoslovakia.

    SYNOPSIS: Colonel Mengistu flew in from Prague where he had issued a joint communique with Czechoslovakia, denouncing China. During his trip to East Germany he accused Peking of supplying arms to Somalia for it's war with Ethiopia.

    Hungarian President, Pal Losoncz??? greeted Mengistu and his party at Budapest airport. Government officials and diplomats were also present to welcome the Ethiopians.

    Thousands of Budapest workers assembled at the airport - many of them were waving Hungarian and Ethiopian flags. Colonel Mengistu received a bouquet of flowers from a child.

    After the airport reception the Ethiopian and Hungarian delegations headed for the Hungarian parliament. Talks between the two countries were described as cordial and friendly. They discussed the political situations in both countries and talked about developing economic co-operation. Colonel Mengistu will visit Yugoslavia, Rumania and Poland on the final leg of his East European Tour.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADK02P5FNJQL224YU4S0OHNE70
    Media URN:
    VLVADK02P5FNJQL224YU4S0OHNE70
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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