President Banda of Malawi received a warm reception when he arrived in Taiwan for a one-week's State visit.
GV Plane taxies in
SV Chang Kai Shek and party
GV Dr. Banda down plane steps
LV Greeted by Chang Kai Shek
SLV The two men
GV Pan ambassadors lined up
SV Dr. Banda and Chang Kai Shek move along line
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SLV Dr. Banda shakes hands with Chang Kai Shek then speaks SOF begins "I'm full of.... SOF ends: "..shaking your hand"
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 9: BANDA: I am full of gratitude to you, Your Excellency, and full of pleasure at landing here, in your country. I am very pleased at having the personal honour of being your friend and shaking your hand.
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Background: President Banda of Malawi received a warm reception when he arrived in Taiwan for a one-week's State visit. He was met by President Chiang Kai Shek and his Cabinet, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and by a 21-gun salute.
In an address of welcome, President Chiang said the people of Malawi and Taiwan shared the same ideals "and are similarly dedicated to the cause of freedom, justice and peace.
"This identity of purpose," President Chiang said, "unites our two countries in the closest of bonds, notwithstanding the great distances that separate us."
In his reply, President Banda said he was making the visit because he wanted to see some of Taiwan's achievements.