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    INTRODUCTION: The Prime Minister of China, Zhao Ziyang, arrived in Pakistan on Monday (1 June) for an official visit.

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    GV Chinese plane at airport.
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    GV General Zia on tarmac.
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    SV Mr. Zhao leaves plane and is embraced by General Zia.
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    GV General Zia and Mr. Zhao being introduced to Pakistani officials.
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    SV State guest house where talks being held.
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    SV PAN ZOOM Zhao and Zia lead in delegations and sit opposite each other.
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    GV Pakistani and Chinese delegations seated at conference table.
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: The Prime Minister of China, Zhao Ziyang, arrived in Pakistan on Monday (1 June) for an official visit. He was greeted at Islamabad airport by Pakistan's President Zia-ul-Haq. Later he visited refugee camps near the Afghan border.

    SYNOPSIS: China and Pakistan have developed a close relationship since the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan nearly two years ago. Now the ties have been cemented with Mr. Zhao's visit, the first by a Chinese Prime Minister to Pakistan for 16 years. Pakistan's military ruler, General Zia-ul-Haq, was on hand to greet the Chinese leader. With Mr. Zhao were three leading ministers governing foreign trade, economic relations, and foreign affairs.

    The airport ceremonies involved elaborate protocol, with lengthy introductions of all members of the two delegations on the tarmac. Later the two men and their officials held talks at a special guest house in Islamabad reserved for state occasions.

    During a banquet Mr. Zhao said China would continue to support Pakistan against what he called foreign aggression and interference. He said history would prove the Chinese people were reliable allies of the Pakistanis. He then went on to say the situation in South Asia was proving unfavourable to the hegemonists - China's word for the Soviet Union. Moscow's presence in Afghanistan was condemned throughout the world, he said, and faced "resolute resistance" from the Afghan people. On the following day, Mr. Zhao and General Zia visited a refugee camp near the Afghan border.

    Mr. Zhao told the refugees he hoped they would one day return with dignity and honour. Mr. Zhao's visit was scheduled for four days.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7T5UE0LJQ15MSDODSFSR8US94
    Media URN:
    VLVA7T5UE0LJQ15MSDODSFSR8US94
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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