Libya's Head of State, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, arrived in Belgrade on Sunday (18 November) at the beginning of his first trip outside the Moslem world.
SV Colonel Gaddafi and wife leave plane and are greeted by President Tito and wife (2 shots)
SV Other Libyans being greeted.
GV Band playing.
SCU President Tito and Col. Gadaffi take salute and Guard of Honour.
SV & CU Gaddafi meeting diplomats. (2 shots).
Travel shot through Belgrade passing crowd lining street.
GV President's motorcade through streets and arriving at tomb of Unknown Soldier.
SV Tomb of Unknown Solider.
SV Colonel Gaddafi lays wreath - stands back and salutes.
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Background: Libya's Head of State, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, arrived in Belgrade on Sunday (18 November) at the beginning of his first trip outside the Moslem world.
President Tito was at Surcin Airport to meet Col. Gaddafi and wife. Although the visit was only announced two days before Col. Gaddafi's arrival, there was a full state welcome.
Western observers think that attempts to co-ordinate non-aligned nations' polices towards the Middle East are being made during the visit. President Tito has just returned from a visit to Kiev, where he discussed the Middle East situation with Soviet leaders.
Also, it is thought that Libya is asking for Yugoslav assistance in the construction of military installations and airfields, as well as civil projects. Economic ties between the two countries is also thought to be on the agenda.
The Libyan leader has already visited Yugoslavian military bases near Sahojevo and is expected to visit the Moslem communities in Bosnia-lierzegovina before he ends his visit on Thursday (22 November).
SYNOPSIS: It was a full state welcome when Libya's Colonel Gadaffi arrived in Belgrade on Sunday. Yugoslavia's President Tito was at the airport to welcome the Libyan Head of State and his wife. It was Colonel Gadaffi's first trip outside the Moslem world.
Informed western sources feel that the two leaders will be trying to co-ordinate the polices of the non-aligned nations towards the Middle East. Also on the agenda, economic co-operation between Libya and Yugoslavia. Colonel Gaddafi is expected to ask for Yugoslavian assistance in the construction of military installations and airfields, as well as civil projects.
Military affairs are playing an important part in this visit. On Tuesday, colonel Gaddafi took a break from his talks with President Tito in Belgrade to fly to Sarajevo, for an inspection of military installations there. While in Bosnia, he is also expected to visit some of the province's Moslem communities.
Colonel Gaddafi, who is accompanied by some of his senior advisors, including his Chief of Staff, and Economic and oil Ministers, began his visit by attending a service in Belgrade at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Yugoslav Foreign Ministry sources feel Colonel Gaddafi chose Yugoslavia as the first non-Moslem country to visit, because President Tito was one of the first foreign leaders to go to Libya when Colonel Gaddafi took power.