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    President Luis Echeverria of Mexico arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Thursday (9th March) to be greeted by the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

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    President Luis Echeverria of Mexico arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Thursday (9th March) to be greeted by the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

    The President was accompanied by a suite of a hundred, including his wife -- Mrs. Maria Esther Zuno de Echeverria -- three of their nine children and three government ministers. It was the President's first trip overseas since he became head of state in December 1970.

    Japanese officials see the trip as part of an attempt by the President to increase Japanese investment in Mexico -- at present heavily dependent on the United States. Japan is now the third largest exporter to Mexico -- after the United States and West Germany -- but ranks only eleventh as an investor. But since the recent international financial crisis, Mexican exports to Japan have been more competitive and the United States less ready to import.

    SYNOPSIS: Haneda Airport, Tokyo -- where President Luis Echeverria of Mexico arrived on Thursday at the beginning of a five-day state visit to Japan.

    Several hundred of his countrymen were there to greet him, while he and his wife were introduced to Emperor Hirohito and the Empress of Japan.

    President Echeverria was accompanied by a powerful trade delegation, and his talks with the Emperor and Prime Minister Eisaku Sato during the visit were concerned mainly with plans to increase trading between the two countries. Japan is the third largest exporter to Mexico, but imports few Mexican goods in return. President Echeverria would like to see more Japanese investment in Mexico, which has traditionally been heavily reliant on the United States.

    The strength of the Japanese currency has encouraged Mexico to look to Japan for increased trade. President Echeverria established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China only last month. Japan too would like to have increased trade links with Poking.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6P0TXNBNCD6A4X3OP840VFGM
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6P0TXNBNCD6A4X3OP840VFGM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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