INTRODUCTION: Algerian President Chadli Benjedid held talks in Lagos on Thursday (9 April) with his Nigerian counterpart, President Shehu Shagari.
GV TILT DOWN Street in Lagos.
SV Band playing
GV Plane taxiing at airport.
SV TILT DOWN Algerian President Benjedid descending from plane, being greeted by Nigerian President Shagari.
GV PAN Benjedid inspecting guard of honour.
SV President Benjedid shaking hands with Nigerian officials.
SV ZOOM OUT Benjedid, Shagari walking out of airport.
SV Two Presidents leaving in car.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Algerian President Chadli Benjedid held talks in Lagos on Thursday (9 April) with his Nigerian counterpart, President Shehu Shagari. The two heads of state discussed the situation in Chad and the current state of the petroleum market. Algeria and Nigeria are both big oil producers.
SYNOPSIS: President Benjedid's visit to Lagos was part of an African tour undertaken by the Algerian leader. And a traditional African welcome awaited him.
His visit, which was due to end on Saturday (11 April), was regarded by both countries as an opportunity to discuss a number of important and sensitive issues facing North and West Africa.
No formal agenda was announced for the talks between the two men. But Algeria and Nigeria have expressed their concern over the state of affairs in Chad, where the Libyan Jamahiriyah has gained an influential foothold with its support of the winning side in the civil war.
President Benjedid was due to attend a summit conference on Chad, but it had to be called off when the Libyans refused to attend.