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    On Sunday (September 6), Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda continued to greet heads of state arriving at Lusaka to attend the third no-aligned nations conference.

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    On Sunday (September 6), Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda continued to greet heads of state arriving at Lusaka to attend the third no-aligned nations conference.

    Welcoming ceremonies were run along strict protocol lines, with heads of state receiving a 21-gun salute and Prime Ministers a 19-gun salute.

    Each head of state or government was personally accompanied to a rostrum to hear his national anthem played by a Zambian army band.

    Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito was among the leaders who arrived on Sunday. He was accompanied by his wife, Jovanka Broz, and members of his delegation. President Tito is regarded as a founding father of the non-aligned "third world" movement. In a televised speech on Saturday, the Yugoslav leaders called for the non-aligned summit and the jubilee session of the United Nations in New York to have a working character. He said that non-aligned leaders should agree on concrete actions to counter re-current violations of the U.N. and Atlantic charters.

    Indian Prime Minster Mrs Indira Gandhi arrived in a special Indian Air Force plane, to be greeted with a 196-gun salute. She had made a brief airport visit to Nairobi earlier in the day. Bomb scare had forced Mrs Gandhi's aircraft back to Bombay shortly after take-off but a thorough search revealed no sign of a bomb.

    Arriving on the same airplane were the Prime Minister of Laos, Prince Souvanna Phouma, the Vice President of Iraq, General Abdul Ehafa, and Crown Prince Hassan on Jordan. Crown Prince Hassan has declined to speak to reporters when his plane stopped over briefly at Beirut Airport on Saturday. Several journalists has hoped to question the Crown Prince about recent incidents in Jordan. Crown Prince Hassan is King Hussein's brother.

    Members of the Malaysian delegation arrived on the same day that Deputy Prime Minister and Premier Designate, Tun Abdul Razak left Kuala Lumpur for Rome en route to Lusaka. After the non-aligned summit, the Deputy Prime Minister will visit Rumania and Yugoslavia where he is expected to discuss a possible ??? settlement.

    The control tower staff at the airport were said to be busy juggling one incoming flight after the other. Several African delegations were among Sunday's arrivals.

    Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad took part in the preparatory foreign minister's conference. The Middle East crisis is to be one of the more important issues discussed at the summit which opens on Tuesday.

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