• Short Summary

    Portugal's Foreign Minister Mario Soars is now visiting India to sign a treaty formally recognising India's sovereignty over three former Portuguese enclaves, including Goa.

  • Description

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    GV PAN OVER the city of Goa
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    GV Buildings near sea front with cars along street
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    SV People in market
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    SV Tourist walking in he street
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    GV Policeman directing traffic in square
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    GV&CU Liberation monument (2 shots)
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    GV PAN Mandavi River
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    GV People cross river on ferry (2 shots)
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    LS Cathedral in Old Goa PAN DOWN Entrance TO people (2 shots)
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    GV&CU Statue of Christ in front of Cathedral (2 shots)
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    SV People leaving the Cathedral
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    GV Cathedral with archway of Goa (2 shots)
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    SV Cross and facade of Cathedral (2 shots)
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    GV&CU Basilica of Infant Jesus with statue of Camoes-0 Genio de Patra (3 shots)
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    GV PAN ALONG Chapel of our Lady of Rosway
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    GV PAN Santa Monica Convent & sign with facade (4 shots)
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    GV&SV The ruined tower of St Augustine and doorway (3 shots)
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    GV People drinking well water (3 shots)
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    GV PAN ALONG Newly-built bridge across the Mandavi river at Pangim
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    20.
    GV PAN City of Goa
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Portugal's Foreign Minister Mario Soars is now visiting India to sign a treaty formally recognising India's sovereignty over three former Portuguese enclaves, including Goa.

    Dr. Soare was due to visit Goa on Saturday (28 December) and Sunday.

    His visit was ostensibly for the rare exhibition of the well-preserved body of Saint Francis Xavier, the Jesuit Missionary who was sent to preach Christianity in India, following the Portuguese conquest of the area in 1510.

    Goa, about 250 miles (about 400 kilometres) south of Bombay, used to be the capital of the Portuguese empire in the East. It is known for its beaches, scenery and grand cathedrals.

    There are three cities in Goa -- Old Goa, New Goa (Pangim) and Mormugao. Old Goa is, for the most part, a city of ruins. Pangim, originally a suburb of Old Goa, has the archbishop's palace, government house and barracks.

    Goa and the two other enclaves -- Daman and Diu -- were seized by Indian troops in 1961. But Portugal continued to regard them as its overseas territories until the coup earlier this year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA76LDARNCABJ77HCJNK6XBGVIY
    Media URN:
    VLVA76LDARNCABJ77HCJNK6XBGVIY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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