Iraqi Vice-President Saddam Hussein concluded his talks in Paris with French officials on Sunday (17 June).
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Background: Iraqi Vice-President Saddam Hussein concluded his talks in Paris with French officials on Sunday (17 June). He had a final meeting with President Pompidou, and met twice with French Prime Minister Jacques Chaban Delmas.
The Iraqi leader said that his country had assured France of continued supplies of crude oil and hoped for close relations in political, economic and technological fields.
Mr. Hussein also said that Iraq was ready to discuss fair compensation with all the companies effected by the Iraqi nationalisation of the Western-owned Iraq Petroleum Company.
Mr. Hussein left Paris Sunday (18 June) after four days of talks for Rome, where he expects to meet with seiner officials of the Italian state-owned all company and government leader.
SYNOPSIS: Iraqi Vice-President Saddam hussein was in Paris last week for high level talks on future Iraqi-French relations. On Saturday, the Iraqi leader held his last talks with President Pompidou and then came to this meeting with Prime Minister Jacques Chaban Delmas. Mr. Hussein's four day of talks centred on the effects of the Iraqi nationalisation of the Western-owned oil fields, in which France had an interest. He assured France of continued supplies of crude oil and said Iraq was ready to discuss fair compensation for the nationalised property.
This was the last meeting held in Paris before Mr. Hussein left for Rome for talks with Italian officials.