Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew flew to Sofia last week (November 16) for a three-day visit to Bulgaria.
LV Aircraft taxiing in to airport
SV/CU Prime Minister & Mrs. Lee Kuan Yew out of aircraft and greeted by President of Council of Ministers and other officials (4 shots)
SV & CU Lee Kuan Yew and officials review guard of honour (5 shots)
SV Lee Kuan Yew shakes hands with other officials before leaving airport by car (5 shots)
SV & CU INT Lee Kuan Yew received by President (4 shots)
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Background: Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew flew to Sofia last week (November 16) for a three-day visit to Bulgaria. Coverage from Bulgarian Television includes his arrival and his talks with the Communist Party leader Mr. Todor Zhivkov -- discussions which ended with a statement affirming the common stance of the two countries in world affairs and holding out hopes for increased bilateral trade.
SYNOPSIS: After his five-day visit to Rumania, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew flew to Sofia last week to start a three-day official visit to Bulgaria, made at the invitation of the President of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Stanko Todorov, who led the reception at the airport. Ahead lay a packed three-day schedule of talks on trade and world affairs with Bulgarian leaders, together with visits to the country's national monuments and industries.
Singapore's Prime Minister was later able to tell a news conference that he saw great possibilities for increasing trade between the two countries. It was the aim of Singapore, he said, to cultivate as many friends as possible, and he saw great possibilities for the expansion of ties with Bulgaria.
A highlight of his visit was a round of talks with Mr. Todor Zhivkov, Communist Party leader and President of the Council of State. The two sides were subsequently able to issue a joint communique calling for a conference of the nuclear powers, and confirming a common stance on such world issues as Indo-China and disarmament. Mr. Lee left Bulgaria on Friday on his way to India.