INTRODUCTION: Burmese President U Ne Win arrived in the Japanese capital on Saturday (11 April) for a two-week unofficial visit.
CU INTERIOR Prime Minister Zenko Suzuki (left) shaking hands with Burmese President U Ne Win (2 shots)
SV Suzuki shaking hands with members of the Burmese delegation.
CU Ne Win PAN TO Suzuki
SV President talking to Suzuki and other Japanese officials (2 shots)
SV News cameraman
SV PAN Suzuki and U Ne Win leave room and enter conference room for talks
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Burmese President U Ne Win arrived in the Japanese capital on Saturday (11 April) for a two-week unofficial visit. On Monday (13 April) the President met Japanese Prime Minister Zenko Suzuki and Foreign Minister Mayayoshi Ito and was scheduled to meet Emperor Hirohito on Wednesday (15 April).
SYNOPSIS: President U Ne Win was welcomed on Monday by Mr. Suzuki at the Prime Minister's official residence.
He was accompanied on the visit by Burmese Foreign Minister U Lay Maung and Agriculture Minister U Ye Goung.
The trip was in response to an invitation extended by former Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda, who visited Burma in August 1977.
Government sources said Kampuchea would be the main topic of discussion among officials. The source said Burma was in favour of the five-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) demand for withdrawal of Vietnamese troops from Kampuchea.
Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang visited the Burmese capital of Rangoon in January, and the policies of Japan and Burma towards China were expected to be another topic on the agenda.