Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi arrived in Tunisia on April 8, greeted at Tunis-Carthage airport by Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Mzali.
1. SV Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi off plane and greeted by Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Mzali. 0.14
2. GV PAN Mrs Gandhi inspecting guard of honour on tarmac. 0.30
3. SV Being greeted by P.M. Mzali, Arab League Secretary-General Chedli Klibi and others. 0.40
4. SV Mrs Gandhi into car. (2 SHOTS) 0.57
5. GV Crowds line street as Mrs Gandhi and President Habib Bourguiba drive past in open car. (3 SHOTS) 1.14
6. GV & SV Gandhi and Bourguiba walk towards Monument to the Dead. (2 SHOTS) 1.37
7. SV Monument and Bourguiba and Mrs Gandhi laying wreath, standing in front of tomb. (4 SHOTS) 1.50
8. SV Mrs Gandhi and Bourguiba leave tomb, holding hands. 1.56
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Background: TUNIS, TUNISIA
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi arrived in Tunisia on April 8, greeted at Tunis-Carthage airport by Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Mzali. Mrs Gandhi, current chairman of the 101-nation Non-Aligned Movement, came to discuss ways of ending the Iran-Iraq war and resolving the Palestinian issue. During her visit she was asked to urge Iran to accept international law as a means of ending its war with Iraq. Arab League Secretary-General Chedli Klibi told reporters he had put the request to Mrs Gandhi at a meeting. Iraq has repeatedly called for international courts to settle its dispute with Iran. But Tehran is demanding huge reparations, the downfall of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and recognition of Iraq as the aggressor as its price for ending the war. Mrs Gandhi also held separate talks with Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba and Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) chairman Yasser Arafat. The Palestinian news agency WAFA said Mrs Gandhi reaffirmed India's support for the PLO and "its legitimate national leadership". Before her arrival in Tunisia Mrs Gandhi held talks with Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Arafat's leadership of the PLO was challenged last year by hardline rebels backed by Syria and Libya.
Source: AHMED BENNYS