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    A CONFERENCE OF ALGERIAN PARTY AND STATE OFFICIALS BEGAN TODAY (FRIDAY) AT THE PALAIS DES NATIONS IN ALGIERS.

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    BOUMEDIENNE AND PARTY ENTERING BUILDING, DELEGATES SEATED INSIDE, BOUMEDIENNE SPEAKING, ALL STANDING FOR SILENT MEMORIAL.




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    Background: A CONFERENCE OF ALGERIAN PARTY AND STATE OFFICIALS BEGAN TODAY (FRIDAY) AT THE PALAIS DES NATIONS IN ALGIERS. CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETING IS PRIME MINISTER HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE, THE ARMY CHIEF, WHO TOOK OVER THE GOVERNMENT AFTER OUSTING PRESIDENT AHMED BEN BELLA, IN JUNE, 1965.

    THE PRIME MINISTER TOLD THE OFFICIALS THAT THERE WILL BE A PURGE WITHIN ALGERIA'S RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT DURING 1968. HE GAVE NO INDICATION, HOWEVER, OF THE NATURE OR EXTENT OF THE PURGE.

    IN A GENERAL REVIEW OF HIS REGIME'S PAST ACHIEVEMENTS AND FUTURE PLANS, HE SAID THAT 1968 WOULD ALSO SEE ADMINISTRATIVE AND AGRARIAN REFORMS IN THE COUNTRY AND THAT COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE WOULD COME INTO FORCE.

    THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THAT PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO EDUCATION SO THAT THE COUNTRY CAN BE FREED FROM TECHNICAL DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGNERS.

    THE CONFERENCE IS BEING ATTENDED BY ALL GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERS.

    THIS MEETING IS THE THIRD OPPORTUNITY IN A MONTH FOR THE ALGERIAN LEADER TO ADDRESS THE NATION THROUGH THEIR DELEGATES.

    DURING THE MEETING, ALL DELEGATES STOOD IN SILENCE FOR ONE MINUTE, IN MEMORY OF THOSE FELL DURING THE REVOLUTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6B8Q2RGRLJWP0MVKE82T1MW15
    Media URN:
    VLVA6B8Q2RGRLJWP0MVKE82T1MW15
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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