VISNEWS May 26 filmed Britain's Defence Minister Duncan Sandys on arrival at the Athens official residence of Greek Premier Karamanlis.
SV Mr. Sandys' car arrives
Side V.... Mr. Roger Allen (British Ambassador), Geoffrey Rippon, and Mr. Sandys out of car.
LV Mr. Sandys is greeted by Greek Premier.
SV Shake hands and party into house
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Background: VISNEWS May 26 filmed Britain's Defence Minister Duncan Sandys on arrival at the Athens official residence of Greek Premier Karamanlis.
Later Mr. Sandys also conferred with Greek Foreign Minister Averoff, Defence Under-Secretary Themelis and Armed Forces Chiefs of Staff.
Mr.Sandys arrived in Athens from Istanbul May 25 for a week's talks and inspection of military installations within the framework of a fortnight's Balkan tour.
The British Defence Minister's goodwill and courtesy visit to Greece following the Cyprus settlement was planned during the London talks in February. This is the first sign of Britain's desire to regain Greek confidence and cooperation. Observers say the gesture is much appreciated in Athens.
Diplomatic commentators believe that Mr. Sandys may explore the possibility of closer military links with Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, beyond those provided by the North Atlantic Treaty.