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    AT THE START OF A FIVE-DAY VISIT TO ALGERIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL AND HEAD OF STATE OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, MAJOR MARIEN NGOUABI ARRIVED IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE.

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    PLANE TAXIING; FLAGS; MAJOR NGOUABI AND WIFE DESCENDING AND GREETED BY PRESIDENT BOUMEDIENNE; BAND; HONOUR GUARD.




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    Background: AT THE START OF A FIVE-DAY VISIT TO ALGERIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL AND HEAD OF STATE OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, MAJOR MARIEN NGOUABI ARRIVED IN ALGIERS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE. THEY WERE MET AT THE AIRPORT BY ALGERIAN PRESIDENT HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE.

    MAJOR NGOUABI WAS ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY A 19-MEMBER OFFICIAL DELEGATION WHICH INCLUDED HIS MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, FINANCE AND COMMERCE. THE CONGOLESE HEAD OF STATE AND HIS ADVISERS WILL HOLD A SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH THE ALGERIAN PRESIDENT TO DISCUSS VARIOUS SUBJECTS -- THE MAIN ONES BEING RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES INCLUDING THE FINALIZATION OF A TRADES PROTOCOL AGREEMENT SIGNED LAST DECEMBER, UNDER WHICH ALGERIA IS TO IMPORT RAW SUGAR FROM THE CONGO IN EXCHANGE FOR WINE -- AS REPORTED BY LOCAL DIPLOMATIC SOURCES. THEY WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSING THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THE LATTER SUBJECT IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT MAJOR NGOUABI WILL TRAVEL TO CAIRO ON A SIMILAR STATE VISIT AFTER HIS STAY IN ALGIERS. A FURTHER VISIT TO FRANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION IN THAT COUNTRY, BUT WILL PROBABLY BE UNDERTAKEN AFTER THE FRENCH ELECTIONS.

    THE TRIP IS MAJOR NGOUABI'S FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT OUTSIDE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE SINCE HE WAS APPOINTED HEAD OF STATE ON JANUARY 1ST. FORMER PRESIDENT ALPHONSO MASSEMBA-DEBAT WAS OUSTED FROM OFFICE IN AUGUST 1968.

    MAJOR NGOUABI IS THE SECOND AFRICAN HEAD OF STATE TO PAY AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO ALGERIA SINCE PRESIDENT BOUMEDIENNE TOOK POWER IN JUNE 1965. THE FIRST WAS PRESIDENT LEOPOLD DENGHOR OF SENEGAL WHO WENT TO ALGIERS IN 1967.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MXD5W1R6IAFMRMEN4U8QWUM3
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MXD5W1R6IAFMRMEN4U8QWUM3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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