At a meeting in Corfu last month, the Socialist leaders of five European countries agreed to hold regular conferences to plan a more permanent form of co-operation between them.
CU ZOOM OUT GV EXTERIOR Archway near hotel at Sintra, near Lisbon.
SV AND GV Socialist leaders (Spain's Felipe Gonzales, Greece's Andreas Papandreou, France's Frencois Mitterand, Italy's Bettino Craxi, and Malta's Danny Cremona) walking in hotel grounds (2 shots)
GV Portuguese socialist leader Mario Soares arriving
GV INTERIOR PAN French delegation TO Portuguese delegation
CU Mitterand seated
SV Soares and delegation seated
GV Delegates seated
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Background: At a meeting in Corfu last month, the Socialist leaders of five European countries agreed to hold regular conferences to plan a more permanent form of co-operation between them. The first of these took place in Portugal on Wednesday (24 September) whet the Socialist leaders were expected to discuss the Iran-Iraq fighting, the recent coup in Turkey and the situation in Poland.
SYNOPSIS: The meeting place was at the popular resort of Sintra, near Lisbon--and pictured here are four of the Socialist leaders: Felipe Gonzales of Spain, Andreas Papandreou of Greece, Francois Mitterand of France and Bettino Craxi of Italy. A representative from Malta, Daniel Cremona was also present. Portuguese Socialist leader, Mario Soares, arrived to make the gathering complete. At the end of their meeting in Corfu, the five leaders expressed their concern about the problems presented by extreme right-wingers in their respective countries--as well as the persistence of terrorism in some of them.
At their last meeting, the five leaders exchanged information without attempting to bridge their major differences, especially on defence questions. They accepted that these differences existed and agreed that each party was free to choose its own road to socialism.