Talks are continuing between Chilean and Argentine leaders on the disputed Beagle Islands on the southern tip of South America.
SV: troop train arrives at Buenos Aires with soldiers chanting and banging drums.
SV AND CU: relatives waving flags on platform as train pulls in. (3 shots)
SV AND CU: soldiers leaning out of train windows, shaking hands, and embracing. (2 shots)
CU: soldiers embracing.
CU PAN: soldier wearing Argentinean flag over uniform applauded by women.
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Background: Talks are continuing between Chilean and Argentine leaders on the disputed Beagle Islands on the southern tip of South America. Meanwhile Argentine troops have been pulled back from the area and are continuing to arrive in Buenos Aires.
SYNOPSIS: It's been a very emotional time for friends and relatives of the troops who'd been moved down to the area on a war rooting. The dispute between Chile and Argentina over the Beagle islands has lasted for more than a century. Last year it developed into a confrontation that almost brought the two countries to war.
An international court awarded jurisdiction of the Beagle Islands to Chile - a decision which Argentina rejected. Argentina feared that Chile would use the decision to extend its maritime rights to two hundred miles from the islands which would take in large areas of Argentine waters. Both countries moved their forces into the disputed area.
At one stage it appeared the dispute might escalate into open war -and the Vatican then intervened. Pope John Paul II suggested that the Vatican mediate - an offer which Chile and Argentina accepted.
Cardinal Antonio Samore was despatched to the area and held talks with leaders of both countries. It was agreed that the Beagle Island: area would be demilitarised.
Now there's been a provisional peace agreement signed between the two countries which has been witnessed by Cardinal Samore, and which rules out the use of force in solving the dispute.