King Mohammad Zahir Shah and the Queen of Afghanistan arrived in Peking by special plane on the afternoon of October 30th.
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Background: King Mohammad Zahir Shah and the Queen of Afghanistan arrived in Peking by special plane on the afternoon of October 30th. Hundreds of thousands of Peking citizens lined the streets to give them a rousing welcome.
The distinguished guests are greeted at the airport by Chairman and Madame Liu Shao-chi, Vice-Chairman Tung Piwu, Chairman Chu Teh of the National People's Congress Standing Committee and Primier and Madame Chou En-lai.
The King and Queen of Afghanistan are paying a state visit to China at the invitation of Chairman Liu Shao-chi. Accompanying the King and the Queen are Ali Mohammad, Minister of Court, and others.
A grand welcoming ceremony is held at the airport.
As the King and Queen met the welcomers, they were greeted with slogans of 'Welcome!' 'Welcome!'
The route leading to the Guest House is lined with cheering people who are seen dancing and singing as an expression of welcome to the King and Queen of Afghanistan.