Two leading members of Parliament from the Malagasy Republic have arrived in Taiwan for talks with the Government and a tour of the country.
GV Honour guard with wreath towards camera at War Memorial
GTV Alfred (left) & Simeon (right) behind guard walk towards memorial
INT BV Alfred and Simeon in front of shrine
LV EXT Party leave memorial
TRAVEL SHOT Cars approach National Museum
MV Museum curator presents gifts to delegate Alfred
MV Delegates inspect museum exhibits (5 shots)
LV EXT Delegates up factory steps
GVs & SVs INT Inspecting textile factory (4 shots)
SCU C.K. Yen shakes hands with Alfred
MV Yen shakes hands with Simeon and others
MV Yen and Alfred seated (2 shots)
Initials BB/0140 RJ/PW/BB/0157
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Background: Two leading members of Parliament from the Malagasy Republic have arrived in Taiwan for talks with the Government and a tour of the country. They are Mr. Nany Alfred, President of the National Assembly and Mr. Japhet Simeon, President of the Senate. The two men laid a wreath at a war memorial in Taipei in honour of the World War Two dead. Later they had talks with the country's leaders aimed at bringing the two nations closer together.
SYNOPSIS: Two leading Parliamentarians from the Malagasy Republic are at present on a tour of Taiwan. One of their first official engagements was at a war memorial in Taipei where they laid a wreath in memorial of the dead of World War Two.
Later the two men...Mr. Nany Alfred, President of the National Assembly, and Mr. Japhet Simeon, President of the Senate...were taken on a tour of the National Museum.
During their stay, the two men will meet students from the Malagasy Republic who are studying in Taiwan. They'll also have talk with the Government aimed at increasing trade and strengthening relations between their two nations.
Another highlight of the visit was a tour of a textile factory...one of the largest in the region. The trip by the Malagasy Republic Parliamentarians comes at a time when Taiwan is attempting to strengthen her relations with a number of African nations. At the same time as Mr. Alfred and Mr. Simeon are visiting Taipei missions for Chad and Upper Volts are touring the country.
Later Mr. Alfred and Mr. Simeon called on Taiwan's Vice President and Premier, Mr. Yen for discussions of mutual interest.