- Title: ITALY: KING FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA ARRIVES FOR FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT.
- Date: 9th June 1973
- Summary: 1. MV TILT DOWN King Faisal and party down steps of aircraft, greeted by Andreotti and delegates 0.18 2. GV Band 0.21 3. GV ZOOM INTO MV PAN Faisal and Andreotti inspecting guard of honour (2 shots) 0.43 KING FAISAL AND PARTY DOWN AIRCRAFT STEPS; GREETED BY ANDREOTTI; BAND; KING FAISAL AND PRIME MINISTER INSPECT GUARD OF HONOUR. Initials ES.??? ES.14.36 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 24th June 1973 13:00
- Location: ROME, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Reuters ID: LVA8WNH4D22OR4PXHU6FOHMAMYBV
- Story Text: King Faisal of Saudi Arabia arrived in Rome on Friday (June 8) for a two-day official visit -- the first by a Saudi Arabian ruler to Italy.
Soon after arriving at Ciampino Airport, King Faisal had an hourlong meeting with President Giovanni Leone.
The talks were reported to have been very cordial, and the two leaders expressed the desire for increased co-operation between Italy and Saudi Arabia, possibly involving Saudi Arabian oil resources and Italian industrial and technical knowledge.
The Middle East situation was also discussed. King Faisal and President Leone expressed a common interest in obtaining peace in the Middle East.
King Faisal was welcomed to Italy at the airport by the Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andrsotti.
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