INTRODUCTION: Pakistan has sent a special delegation to India, where a meeting of non-Aligned Nations was taking place in New Delhi, the capital.
GV: airport terminal New Delhi, India.
SCUs: Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen duy Trinh greeted off aircraft by Indian Foreign Minister Atal Vajpayee and others. (2 shots)
SV INTERIOR: Chairman seated at Non-Aligned meeting.
SVs: Iraqi, Cypriot, Chadian, Palestinian, Vietnamese, Zambian, Algerian, Angolan, Guyanese, and Zairian delegates seated. (10 shots)
GV INTERIOR: Parliament building.
SVs INTERIOR: Indian Prime Minister Moraji Desai (in white robes) standing and seated with Pakistani special envoy Shah Nawaz Khan. (3 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Pakistan has sent a special delegation to India, where a meeting of non-Aligned Nations was taking place in New Delhi, the capital. Pakistan is not a member of the group, which is a gathering of mainly third world nations.
SYNOPSIS: The meeting of the 25-nation co-ordination bureau of the Non-Aligned group follows the 86-nation summit meeting in Sri Lanka last year. One of the newer co-ordinating members is Vietnam, represented at the New Delhi meeting by Foreign Minister Nguyen duy Trinh. He was met by Indian Foreign Minister Atal Vajpayee.
The major proposals at the conference concerned economic co-operation among the Non-Aligned members. Among the items on the agenda were the creation of a fund to finance stocks of raw materials to act as a buffer against fluctuating prices, and the formation of a commercial merchant bank of Asia, Africa and Latin America. It's the first international conference under the new Indian Government of Prime Minister Moraji Desai, which came to power in the general elections last month (February) after ousting Mrs. Indira Gandhi's Congress Party.
Meanwhile, the Pakistani delegation went to Parliament for a meeting with Mr. Desai, led by Foreign Ministry Secretary Shah Nawaz Khan. He took with him a special message for Mr. Desai from Pakistani Premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The contents were not publicly disclosed. The normalisation of relations between the two nations was discussed in later Foreign Ministry talks.