• Short Summary

    Qatar's first ambassador to Japan, Hamad Mansour Al-Hajiri, presented his credentials to Emperor Hirohito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Friday (16 Feb).

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT.; Tokyo street scene
    0.03

    2.
    SV Ambassador's coach arrives
    0.10

    3.
    CU Ambassador
    0.13

    4.
    SV Ambassador into coach
    0.21

    5.
    SV People watch
    0.24

    6.
    SV Coach drives to palace (2 shots)
    0.38

    7.
    SV People watch
    0.40

    8.
    SV Coach & escorts approach palace
    0.50

    9.
    SV EXT. Palace, guards on duty
    0.53

    10.
    SV Ambassador's coach arrives (3 shots)
    1.15

    11.
    SV Ambassador welcomed, enters palace
    1.26



    Initials SGM/1618 SGM/1608



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Qatar's first ambassador to Japan, Hamad Mansour Al-Hajiri, presented his credentials to Emperor Hirohito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Friday (16 Feb).

    He was driven to the palace in a horse-drawn coach, escorted by mounted policemen.

    Japan established diplomatic relations with Qatar in May, 1972.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Japanese capital, Tokyo, last Friday, a coach arrived to pick up the newest foreign diplomat. He is Qatar's ambassador. Hamad Mansour Al-Hajiri, who took up his post recently. Small crowds gathered to watch him make his way to the Imperial Palace.

    The coach which took him through the streets of Tokyo was a traditional vehicle, escorted by horsemen of the Mounted Police Unit of the Imperial household Ministry.

    Following the ambassador in a separate coach were the two Principal Secretaries to the Qatar Embassy, Mr. Ali Zaman and Mr. Amer Shammout.

    At the Japanese Imperial Palace -- three-hundred-and-fifty-years-old and still surrounded by its original moat and defences -- the Ambassador was to present his credentials to Emperor Hirohito. The welcoming committee was headed by the Imperial Household's Master Chamberlain. Japan and Qatar established diplomatic relations in May nineteen-seventy-two. A strengthening of trade relations is expected to follow.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEATSVV5I7G01OLVVRH4OQUGDC
    Media URN:
    VLVAEATSVV5I7G01OLVVRH4OQUGDC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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