An official government delegation from Rumania, headed by President Ceausescu, arrived on a visit to sofia on Wednesday (18 November) at the invitation of the Bulgarian Government.
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GV Bulgarian welcoming party
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GV Military parade
SV Ceausescu and official on platform looking at military salutes
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Background: An official government delegation from Rumania, headed by President Ceausescu, arrived on a visit to sofia on Wednesday (18 November) at the invitation of the Bulgarian Government. The primary purpose of the visit, according to official Bulgarian sources, was to renew the already existing agreement of friendship, co-operation and mutual aid between the two countries.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Todor Jhikov, National Assembly President Traikov, other government officials and members of the diplomatic corps were on hand at Sofia airport to welcome the Rumanian head of state.
A military parade was part of the airport welcoming ceremony, and Rumanian and Bulgarian leaders took the salute of the troops as they marched past.
During the course of the day's activities, Mr. ceausescu met Bulgarian leaders.