Yugoslavia's President Josip Broz Tito met Britain's Prime Minister James Callaghan for talks in London on Saturday, 11 March.
GV & CU: Downing Street.(2 SHOTS)
CU: Callaghan walks into road.
SC PAN: Motorcade arrives and Tito is greeted by Callaghan; enter Number 10.
SV: Anti-tito demonstrators with placards.
SV: Ambulance drives into nearby mews.
The two leaders were joined at the Downing Street talks by their Foreign Secretaries. They agreed that they would continue to do all they could to see that the situation in the Horn of Africa did not escalate, and also expressed optimism that Soviet and Cuban forces would be withdrawn from the region. The British and Yugoslavian leaders also agreed that the results of the Belgrade European Security Conference had been disappointing, but conceded that some progress has been made there.
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Background: Yugoslavia's President Josip Broz Tito met Britain's Prime Minister James Callaghan for talks in London on Saturday, 11 March. The two leaders spent more than an hour-and-a-half together, discussing East-West detente and other major world issues. the 85-years-old Yugoslav leader had arrived in the British capital on Friday (10 March) after a visit to Washington.
SYNOPSIS: The meeting took place at Number 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister's official residence. Mr. Callaghan came out to welcome President tito and his party personally.
President Tito's two-day visit to Britain was his third in 25 years, and was his last stopover before returning to Yugoslavia after a world tour, which included visits to China and the Unites States. On the agenda for his meeting with Mr. Callaghan were a number of world issues, including East-West detente, the situation in the Horn of Africa, and the Middle East peace initiative.
On Friday night, President Tito was a special dinner guest of Queen elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. But his visit to Britain has not been well received in all quarters. Demonstrators were out in force when the President arrived on Friday and they were out again for the Downing Street meeting.
After the meeting, Mr. Callaghan accepted an invitation from President Tito to visit Yugoslavia, but not date was set.