A military delegation from The People's Republic of China is in Pakistan for a twelve-day goodwill visit.
SCU Mr. Bhutto shakes hands with Mr. Chang Tsaichien and others
SCU Pakistani officials including Chief of Army Staff
SV Mr. Bhutto meets other Chinese delegates PAN as Mr. Bhutto and Mr. Chang take seats
SV PAN FROM Mr. Bhutto to Mr. Chang talking
GV Both men talking in the company of others
SV Pakistani officials including Chief of Naval Staff listening
SCU Chinese delegates (2 shots)
SV PAN Party in room
SV Mr. Chang with Chinese delegation at conference table
SV Mr. Bhutto with Army & Naval Chiefs of Staff at conference table
SV PAN FROM Chinese delegation to Pakistan delegation at conference table (2 shots)
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Background: A military delegation from The People's Republic of China is in Pakistan for a twelve-day goodwill visit. The sight-man delegation, led by one of the nation's leading strategists, Army Deputy Chief of Staff Chang Tsai-chien, met Pakistan's Prime Minister, Mr. Ali Bhutto and the country's Chiefs of Staff in Karachi on Saturday (12 January).
Saturday began with an informal reception for the Chinese visitors. Mr. Bhutto told them that his government could gain a great deal from the experience of the People's Republic of China for the development of Pakistan. The Pakistani Prime Minister added that he felt sure that the visit would strengthen Sino-Pakistani relations, a sentiment repeated by Mr. Chang.
Later, the two sides met for formal discussions, which lasted about an hour. The military delegation leaves Pakistan on Friday (18 January).