President Zia-Haq of Pakistan arrived in Peking on Friday (2 May) for his second official visit to China.
SV AND CU: President Zia and Chairman Hua standing to attention. (2 shots)
SV AND CU: President Zia introduced to Pakistan Embassy officials in China, Crowd waves Chinese and Pakistani flags. (2 shots)
TOP VIEW PAN INTERIOR: Presidents Zia and Chairman Hua enter banqueting hall
CU: President Zia and Chairman Hua seated with other guests. (4 shots)
CU: Chairman Hua reading speech with President Zia seated listening. (2 shots)
CU: Wives of Pakistani and Chinese leaders seated with other guests listening. (3 shots)
CU AND SV: President Zia speaking with Chairman Hua seated reading translation of speech. (2 shots)
SV: Guests seated (2 shots)
CU AND SV: Chairman Hua and other guests applaud. (3 shots)
SV: Chairman Hua and President Zia toast each other.
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Background: President Zia-Haq of Pakistan arrived in Peking on Friday (2 May) for his second official visit to China. His talks with Chinese leaders come at a time w hen China is strengthening its regional connections in Asia in the light of increasing tension over the situation in Afghanistan and Iran.
SYNOPSIS: Chairman Hua Guofeng was at the airport to welcome President Zia. The visit followed talks in Pakistan in January between President Zia and China's Foreign Minister Huan Hua. The Pakistan leader received an enthusiastic welcome in Peking, where the Communist Party newspaper, People's Daily, praised him for defying what it called the "brute fore" of the Soviet Union's actions in Afghanistan.
At a state banquet in the evening, bot h leaders made it clear that the situation in Afghanistan and Iran were to be the main topics in their talks, and both stressed the similarities in their views.
Chairman Hua said that"so long as the Soviet troops hang on to Afghanistan all other countries have the right to condemn the Soviet Union and give moral and material support to the Afghan people in their resistance to aggression.".
President Zia, in reply, spoke of the deep concern of the international community at what he called the "dangerous consequences" of military intervention in Afghanistan. He said there were now more than 700,000 Afghan refugees in Pakistan. President Zia had planned to spend a week in China. On Monday (5 May) he announced he was cutting short his visit in order to attend President Tito's funeral in Belgrade.