President Makarios of Cyprus made a brief first visit to the Lebanon on Tuesday (November 10).
SV Makarios' car arriving
SV Makarios steps from car and enters building (2 shots)
SV President Franjieh and Premier with Makarios
SV churchmen seated
SV Makarios with Premier & President
SV PAN leaders chatting
SV PAN other officials seated (2 shots)
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Background: President Makarios of Cyprus made a brief first visit to the Lebanon on Tuesday (November 10). President Suleiman Franjieh and Prime Minister Saeb Salam met him in Beirut, and the three leaders held a brief session of talks.
Archbishop Makarios made his stopover visit to Beirut on his way back from a five-day official visit to Japan.
At the airport, he told newsmen that since no specific problems exists between Lebanon and Cyprus, his discussions with the Lebanese leaders would range over a variety of general topics, including the Middle East situation.
The Archbishop added that his visit to the United Nations for the 25th anniversary session had given him hope of a Middle East settlement. Cyprus, he said, was ready to play an active role to help bring such a settlement about.