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    THE SOVIET MINISTER OF DEFENCE, MARSHAL ANDREI GRECHKO, ARRIVED IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR A WEEK-LONG VISIT AND A SERIES OF TALKS ON MILITARY CO-OPERATION.

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    AIRCRAFT ARRIVING; SOVIET MARKINGS ON AIRCRAFT; GRECHKO DOWN AIRCRAFT STEPS; WELCOMED BY OFFICIALS; GUARD OF HONOUR; PHOTOGRAPHERS; GRECHKO MEETS MILITARY OFFICIALS.




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    Background: THE SOVIET MINISTER OF DEFENCE, MARSHAL ANDREI GRECHKO, ARRIVED IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR A WEEK-LONG VISIT AND A SERIES OF TALKS ON MILITARY CO-OPERATION.

    MARSHAL GRECHKO IS THE FIRST SOVIET DEFENCE MINSTER TO VISIT ALGERIA, AND HE WAS INVITED BY PREMIER HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE, WHO HOLDS HIS COUNTRY'S DEFENCE PORTFOLIO. THE SOVIET MINISTER WAS GREETED ON HIS ARRIVAL BY ALGERIA'S SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE DEFENCE MINISTRY, ABDELKADER CHABOU, AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY OFFICIALS.

    MARSHAL GRECHKO AND PREMIER BOUMEDIENNE ARE EXPECTED TO DISCUSS SECURITY MEASURES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, AS WELL AS SOVIET-ALGERIAN MINISTRY CO-OPERATION. THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS THAT THE SOVIET MINISTER WAS LIKELY TO STUDY NEEDS FOR SPARE PARTS AND POSSIBLE NEW EQUIPMENT FOR THE ARMED FORCES. THE COUNTRY'S MILITARY EQUIPMENT IS MAINLY SOVIET-MADE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA168RAU2QBSNJ0GKM3S2FPH24Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA168RAU2QBSNJ0GKM3S2FPH24Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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