The President of Mali, Moussa Traore arrived for an official visit in Algeria on May 7.
1. GV President of Mali, Moussa Traore, stepping down from airplane at airport in Algiers. 0.17
2. GV Children presenting flowers to Traore, Algerian President Chadli greeting him. (2 SHOTS) 0.31
3. SV, GV Chadli and Traore passing guard of honour and greeting officials. (5 SHOTS) 1.04
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Background: ALGIERS, ALGERIA
The President of Mali, Moussa Traore arrived for an official visit in Algeria on May 7. M. Traore flew to Algiers airport where he was welcomed by President Chadli Benjedid and presented with flowers by a group of young children, before inspecting a guard of honour. The two Heads-of-State signed a border convention, fixing their countries 1,289 kilometres (800 mile) desert border. Official protocol did not reveal much about the rest of the talks, saying that political and economical questions of mutual interest were to be discussed. The visit was described as part of a regular top level exchange programme. The political and economic relations between Algeria and Mali have been without problems in recent years.
Source: REUTERS - MOHAMMED MENDIL