- Title: PORTUGAL: PRESIDENT MEDICI OF BRAZIL ARRIVES FOR FIVE DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.
- Date: 14th May 1973
- Summary: 1. GV ZOOM OUT President Medical down aircraft steps with wife 0.10 2. LV Medici greeted by President Thomaz 0.32 3. LV Spectators on balcony with banner 0.34 4. SV PAN President Medici walks past guard of honour and waves to crowd 0.43 5. MV PAN President leaves airport with Presidential guard and cortege 1.07 Initials BB/0207 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 29th May 1973 13:00
- Location: LISBON, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Reuters ID: LVA7ZQU060AV2JDU5EE2DWBDS4Y7
- Story Text: President Emilio Garrastzu Medici of Brazil arrived in Lisbon on Monday (May 14) to begin a five day official visit to Portugal.
He was received with full military honours at the airport and was welcomed by Portuguese President America Thomaz, Prime Minister Marcello Caetano and civilian and military leaders.
The visit in exchange for one made to Brazil last year by president Thomaz will stress the close ties between the two Portuguese speaking countries.
Economic observers feel that Brazil's desire to keep its "mother country" Portugal as a close ally is mainly due to its efforts to keep a foothold in the European market -- and an open door into the European Community if Portugal should ever become a member.
During his visit the Brazilian President will visit the cities of Oporto, Guimaraes and Santarem, where he will lay a wreath at the tomb of Pedro Alvares Cabral who discovered Brazil in 1500.
President Medici is accompanied by his wife Dona Scylla.
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