One of Eastern Europe's most prestigious annual trade exhibitions, the Zagreb International Fair, opened in Yugoslavia on Friday (12 September).
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SV Newsmen on motorised trailers touring exhibition ground.
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SV PAN FROM Polish MI Two R helicopter TO earth mover scoop in action.
SV Man operating earthmoving equipment.
CU Polish-made Fait 126P.
SV People outside Polish pavilion.
SV INT Yugoslavian wooden-made bunk beds, table and chair set for kitchen. (3 shots)
GV Iranian and Iraqi pavilions.
GV INT People in pakistani pavilion.
SV AND CU Ornamental silverware on display. (3 shots)
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Photograph of Kenyan dancer.
SV Wood carving and figurines from Kenya.
SV Exhibits from Uganda and Somalia.
SV Exhibits from Toga including textiles, would carving, tec. (3 shots)
SV People looking at exhibits on Bangladesh stall. (3 shots)
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Background: One of Eastern Europe's most prestigious annual trade exhibitions, the Zagreb International Fair, opened in Yugoslavia on Friday (12 September).
Fifty-five nations, including many from the Third World, are taking part in the Fair, exhibiting more than three-hundred-thousand items, varying from helicopters to photographic goods, earth movers to textiles and wood carvings.
Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito was due to open the Fair, but was unable to attend. The 83-year-old President has been in ill-health for some months. Instead, he was represented by the Prime Minister, Mr. Dzemal Bijedic.
Another notable absentee from this year's fair is china, who declined to attend. The Chinese pavilion in the exhibition ground was occupied for the first time as recently as 1971.
One of Yugoslavia's Warsaw Pact allies, Poland, is presenting one of this year's largest displays, including the latest version of the improved MIL Mi2 helicopter. West Germany -- one of Yugoslavia's main trading partners -- is also exhibiting a large number of capital goods.
To coincide with the International Fair, a round-table conference on financial co-operation between developing nations is also being held in Zagreb. The large number of Asian and African stands at the Fair reflects the Third World's need to capture more the western commodity market .... and Yugoslavia's desire to foster wider trade relations with developing countries.