• Short Summary

    Following a three day visit to Yugoslavia, where he met President Josip Broz Tito in the Brioni Islands, King Hussein of Jordan paid a brief visit to the Vatican City on Saturday (29 April) on his way home to Amman.

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    Following a three day visit to Yugoslavia, where he met President Josip Broz Tito in the Brioni Islands, King Hussein of Jordan paid a brief visit to the Vatican City on Saturday (29 April) on his way home to Amman.

    SYNOPSIS: At Rome airport the King boarded a helicopter which took him to the Vatican City for an audience with Pope Paul. During their meeting the Pope expressed his concern for the plight of the Palestinians -- and before leaving King Hussein praised the Roman Catholic Pontiff.

    Earlier the same day King Hussein had been in the Yugoslavian town of Ljubljana, where he laid a wreath at the Revolution Memorial. In a joint communique issued after the King's visit, Yugoslavia and Jordan both called for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from southern Lebanon, the return of Arab territories occupied during the 1967 war and recognition of the rights of the Palestinians to a homeland.

    Later King Hussein went to a meeting with the President of Yugoslavia's northernmost province, Slovenia. President Sergej Kraigher received the King at his villa, where the Jordanian monarch was also presented with a medal by Mayor Rozic of Ljubljana. It was also announced at the end of the King's visit that 86 year-old President Tito of Yugoslavia will visit Jordan -- but that the date for his trip has not yet been fixed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVATRD4HFRUM7R0WZ7Z7SDA5OM8
    Media URN:
    VLVATRD4HFRUM7R0WZ7Z7SDA5OM8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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