• Short Summary

    Lebanese President Elias Sarkis arrived in Damascus on Saturday (November) at the start of an official visit to Syria at the invitation of President Hafez al-Assad.

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    GV President Hafez al-Assad (left) and President Elias Sakis stand to attention and gun fires at Lebanese/Syrian border
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    3.
    GV Motorcade leaves
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    GV Motorcade arrives at Presidential Palace
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    GV Presidents out of car and into palace
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    6.
    GV Presidents seated inside palace
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    Background: Lebanese President Elias Sarkis arrived in Damascus on Saturday (November) at the start of an official visit to Syria at the invitation of President Hafez al-Assad.

    SYNOPSIS: President Sarkis was greeted by the Syrian President when he crossed the border between the two countries by car.

    The formal welcoming ceremonies took place on the border between Syria and the Lebanon, where the Presidents commented they were pleased to see that the situation in the Lebanon was improving day by day.

    After the formal ceremonies on the border, the Presidents left in a motorcade for the capital of Damascus where talks between the two leaders were to take place at the Presidential Palace.

    During the visit by President Sarkis, the Middle East situation was due to be discussed, as well as other matters affecting the two countries. President Sarkis said that the Lebanese would not forget the "noble and brotherly" attitude adopted by Syria under President Assad's leadership during the Lebanese crisis.

    The visit to Damascus by the Lebanese President was due to last for two days.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7M6QW2IPINLMM3IPYRF0RWR7T
    Media URN:
    VLVA7M6QW2IPINLMM3IPYRF0RWR7T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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