An attempt by guerrillas to disrupt the visit of Chilean President Augusto Pinochet to Argentina on Friday (April 18) was foiled by police on the eve of the Chilean leader's arrival.
GV President Peron leaves helicopter and is greeted
GV Armed troops on runway (2 shots)
SV aircraft taxiing.
SV Peron waiting on tarmac
LV Gun salute firing
SV President Pinochet steps down form aircraft, across tarmac and greeted by Peron. (3 shots)
GV ZOOM Guard of honour
SV Both leaders review guard
GV INT Both entering room
GV INT AND CUS both seated for agreement signing (3 shots)
LV Both signing agreement
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Background: An attempt by guerrillas to disrupt the visit of Chilean President Augusto Pinochet to Argentina on Friday (April 18) was foiled by police on the eve of the Chilean leader's arrival.
Police seized leftwing Peronist Montoneros guerrillas after a gunbattle near Moron airbase. But the incident didn't disrupt President Pinochet's visit. And he went ahead with six hours of talks with Argentina President Maria Estela Peron at the heavily guarded airbase.
During their talks the two leaders discussed increasing trade between their countries and signed a new agreement. And the question of coordinating security procedures--at a time when both countries are increasingly concerned with internal security--was also discussed.
In the gunbattle near the base the previous day, police killed two guerrillas, wounded two others and captured eight, including two leaders of the Montoneros.