Somalia's President Siad Barre has been visiting Egypt for two days of talks with Egyptian leader, President Hosni Mubarak.
GV Siad Barre descending aircraft steps, greeted by Egypt's President Mubarak
SVs Barre being greeted by other officials with Mubarak behind (2 shots)
GV Barre and Mubarak and officials boarding army helicopter
GV EXTERIOR Tahra Palace, Cairo
SCU Palace guard
SV INTERIOR Mubarak and Barre walking through palace corridor
SVs PULL BACK GV Mubarak, Barre and other officials seated at conference table (2 shots)
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Background: Somalia's President Siad Barre has been visiting Egypt for two days of talks with Egyptian leader, President Hosni Mubarak. According to a senior Egyptian aide, the two leaders discussed a number of world and regional issues. They talked about developments on the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the situation in the Horn of Africa. They were also reported to have spoken about joint projects in the field of agriculture and livestock. In addition, Mr. Barre briefed the Egyptian president on recent talks he held with the United States, Canada and West Germany. Somalia is one of three Arab states that has maintained relations with Cairo after Egypt signed its 1979 peace treaty with Israel. President Barre arrived in Cairo on Thursday (1 April). He flew from the airport by military helicopter to the Tahra Palace where the talks were held.