• Short Summary

    The United States' Secretary of State, Mr William Rogers, held talks in Cairo yesterday and today (May 4 and 5), with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mr Mahmoud Riad, aimed at bringing about peace in the Middle East and a re-opening of the Suez Canal.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Rogers & wife down aircraft steps & greeted
    0.21

    2.
    LV Russian plane on tarmac
    0.22

    3.
    LV Rogers & newsmen away from aircraft
    0.30

    4.
    LV Party towards building
    0.35

    5.
    SV Cairo airport sign on building ZOOM INTO SCU
    0.37

    6.
    SV INT. Rogers towards
    0.46

    7.
    SV Newsmen crowd in
    0.48

    8.
    SCU Rogers makes statement
    1.17

    9.
    SV Newsmen
    1.20

    10.
    GV INT. Rogers moves away followed by pressmen
    1.25

    11.
    SV Motorcade drives away
    1.31

    12.
    SCU & LV Egyptian Foreign Affairs spokesman makes statement
    1.41


    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "Mr Rogers' arrival at Cairo airport was notably lacking in pomp and ceremony on the part of the Egyptians. There was no military guard of honour, and quite a small party of Government representatives to great the Secretary of State. He was met by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mr Mahmoud Riad. Appropriately, a Russian airliner was nearby, on the airfield -- a reminder of the major power which finances Egypt and undoubtably has great influence over any possible negotiations with Mr Rogers or anyone else. Some observers think the Russians may be bringing pressure on the Egyptians to co-operate with Mr Rogers in trying to get the Suez Canal re-opened, because this would favour Russian naval interests. There was so little formality at the airport that Mr Rogers' brief statement had a somewhat chaotic start".



    SEQ 8: ROGERS: "We are prepared to explore with Egypt and Israel in a concrete way the possibility of an interim agreement on the opening of the Suez Canal which we hope will contribute to a final settlement. I believe that Egyptians and Americans have in common the trait of seeking practical solutions to even the most difficult, complex and highly emotional problems".



    REPORTER: "Unlike Beirut, Cairo provided a minimum of security for Mr Rogers' departure from the airport. His drive was not marked by demonstrations for or against his visit. After Mr Rogers' opening talks with the Egyptian Deputy Prime Minister, an Egyptian Foreign Affairs spokesman said both sides were eager to reach a peace based on justice, and that was why Mr Riad thought Mr Rogers' visit could contribute to peace".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The United States' Secretary of State, Mr William Rogers, held talks in Cairo yesterday and today (May 4 and 5), with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mr Mahmoud Riad, aimed at bringing about peace in the Middle East and a re-opening of the Suez Canal. Mr Rogers said later the talks were "very useful and constructive", and an Egyptian Foreign Affairs spokesman said Mr Riad thought Mr Rogers' visit would contribute to peace.

    This film, showing Mr Rogers' arrival and reception at Cairo airport yesterday, had a voice-over-film commentary by British Broadcasting Corporation reporter Michael Clayton. For translation purposes a transcript of his commentary, and a statement by Mr Rogers to newsmen at the airport, is included on the commentary page of this script.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA23RJPUO9I3G6F3N2OK8P5YCX4
    Media URN:
    VLVA23RJPUO9I3G6F3N2OK8P5YCX4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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