President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan, making his second visit to Peking in less than three months for top-level talks, was welcomed by Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-lai on Monday.
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Coverage of President Bhutto's arrival, filmed by a National Broadcasting Company cameraman in Peking, has been satellited from Hong Kong.
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Background: President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan, making his second visit to Peking in less than three months for top-level talks, was welcomed by Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-lai on Monday. An overnight show all curtailed the tumultuous welcome planned for the Pakistan leader.
But there was no indication of diminished support for Pakistan. President Bhutto's arrival was the signal for a new attack on Indian "aggression" by the Peking Peoples' Daily. And after a later meeting with Chairman Mao Tse-tung, President Bhutto declared his entire two-day visit had been "constructive and successful".
SYNOPSIS: A Peking-style welcome awaited President Bhutto of Pakistan as he flew for his second round of top-level talks in the People's Republic of China in less than three months. A heavy overnight snowfall curtailed the tumultuous reception that had been planned by the Chinese authorities. But about five-thousand young people in national costume cheered the Pakistan leader and carried slogans of friendship.
Prime Minister Chou En-lai led the official welcome for President Bhutto. The two leaders started official talks within a matter of hours. And the following day, President Bhutto was to meet Chairman Mao Tse-tung. After these talks the Pakistan leader indicated that he had received new assurances of Chinese support. "I am very satisfied with our discussion," President Bhutto remarked later, and he said that Chairman Mao--who meets President Nixon in three weeks--is in extremely good health. The visit was also to include a state banquet, at which Premier Chou accused India of grossly interfering in Pakistan's internal affairs.
The Peking visit came jest twenty-four hours after President Bhutto had announced that Pakistan was with-drawing from the Commonwealth. But while one traditional relationship was severed, Pakistan's friendship with the Chinese was being strengthened.