INTRODUCTION: The Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi and the hungarian Communist Party chief, Janos Kadar, signed an agreement on future co-operation between the two countries after talks in Budapest on Thursday (24 September).
1. GV INTERIOR Parliament building. Gaddafi and Kadar seated. 0.06
2. CU Kadar signing document. 0.11
3. SCU Gaddafi looking through documents. 0.16
4. SCU Kadar signing again PAN TO Gaddafi signing. 0.37
5. SV Leaders getting up exchanging documents, shaking hands and applauded by members of both delegations, waiters bring in drinks. 0.51
6. GV PAN Delegates milling PAN TO Gaddafi and Kadar toasting each other. 1.01
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Background: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
INTRODUCTION: The Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi and the hungarian Communist Party chief, Janos Kadar, signed an agreement on future co-operation between the two countries after talks in Budapest on Thursday (24 September). After their meeting, the Hungarian leader praised Arab states seeking to establish closer ties with the communist bloc.
SYNOPSIS: Colonel Gaddafi and Mr. Kadar had two day of talks centred on economic co-operation.
The agreement stresses future o-operation between the two, particularly trade and the supply of energy.
Observers say Hungary is keen to trade with Libya to earn hard foreign currency while Libya wants to forgo closer contact with communist countries in eastern Europe. This follows the summit meeting last week between Libya, Syria, Algeria, South Yemen and the PLO. That meeting decided to seek closer ties with moscow to counter a new strategic co-operation agreement between Hungary and Libya marks the first step in that campaign. Both leaders said their points of view towards the international situation were largely the same. They also expressed anxiety at bases in the Mediterranean, in Oman, Somali and elsewhere.
The two nations also agreed to establish full diplomatic relations and arrangements are now underway to establish consulates.
Source: TV BUDAPEST