President Tito left Belgrade rail station, December 1st, on the start of an Asian and Middle East tour.
S.V. TITO AND WIFE ENTERING THE STATION PLATFORM.
G.V. TITO REVIEWING GUARD OF HONOUR.
C.U. OFFICER SALUTES.
S.V. PAN TITO REVIEWING.
C.U. MADAME TITO.
S.V. IT TITO SHAKING HANDS WITH VARIOUS V.I.P'S
S.C.U. SHAKING HANDS.
C.U. GIVEN BOUQUETS AND ENTER TRAIN.
S.V. GUARD OF HONOUR.
C.V. TRAIN PULLS UP PAN TO PEOPLE WAVING.
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Background: President Tito left Belgrade rail station, December 1st, on the start of an Asian and Middle East tour. He was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Broz, Mr. Jovanovic, President of Montenegro, who has not previously accompanied President Tito on any of his overseas journeys, and a party of officials.
At the station to see the party off were Petar Stambolic, President of the Yugoslav People's Assembly, Government vice-presidents Edvard Kardelj, Aleksandar Rankovic, Rodoljub Golakovic and Mijalko Todorovic, and diplomatic representatives of Indonesia, India, the United Arab Republic, Burma and Ethiopia.
Full details of the tour were not released - apart from mention of a visit to Indonesia. But it was understood that President Tito would visit the United Arab Republic, Ceylon, and possibly Burma as well, during a 10-week period.
In a recent speech President Tito emphasized his belief in the need and wisdom of strengthening Yugoslav ties and contacts with the uncommitted nations of Asia and the Middle East.