The foreign minister of German Democratic Republic Mr. Winzer arrived in Dacca this afternoon. He?
Various shots of diplomats and local ministers waiting for the arrival of Mr. Winzer, the foreign minister of East Germany.
Shots of flowers.
Mr. Winzer coming out of the plane.
Mr. Winzer being received by Mr. Abdus Samad Azad, the foreign minister of Bangladesh Government, and other prominent public workers.
Various shots of Mr. Winzer and Mr. Azad talking.
Mr. Abdus Samad Azad introducing Mr. Winzer to the diplomates and other local prominent public figures.
L.S. of Mr. Winzer leaving.
Mr. Winzer along with the Consular General of the German embassy. Mr. Fisher, foreign secretary Mr. Ratte and Mr. Azad coming to lay the wreath at Shaheed Minar, the monument for the unknown soldiers.
Various shots at the Shahid Minar.
Mr. Winzer meeting the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
C.S. of The Prime Minister and Mr. Winzer.
C.S. of their shaking hands.
Various shots at the meeting.
Mr. Winzer with Mr. Azad and other German officials arriving to meet the President of Bangladesh Mr. Abu Sayed Choudhury.
Various shots of both talking and sitting down.
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Background: The foreign minister of German Democratic Republic Mr. Winzer arrived in Dacca this afternoon. He is the first foreign minister of the first European country which recognised Bangladesh to visit Dacca.
GDR, The minister said, has always supported the liberation struggle of Bangladesh politically and materially. He said that our government will try to get Bangladesh, recognition from other European countries., and other world Nations.
In 1970 and 1971 Pakistan offered the diplomatic relation with GDR but it was turned down and no possibilities were explored at that time since GDR was aware of the liberation movement of Bangladesh and the atrocities committed by the Pakistan army.
GDR also collected a lot of money for the Bangladesh refugees who went to India.