Algiers--and the trade agreement signed on Wednesday (October 27) between Algeria and the People's Republic of China.
SV Foreign Ministers of the People's Republic of China & Algeria seated at table & signing agreement
CV Algerian Foreign Minister Yaker signing
CV Chinese Foreign Minister Pai signing
SV Members of delegations watch PAN TO Ministers seated.
SV INT Presidential Palace and President Boumedienne arriving and receiving Chinese delegation
SV Member of Chinese delegation PAN TO Pai seated with Boumedienne
CV Boumedienne seated.
CV Pai seated TILT TO both men.
SV Chinese delegation leave Palace and away
SV Chinese delegation talk to newsmen
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Background: Algiers--and the trade agreement signed on Wednesday (October 27) between Algeria and the People's Republic of China. The agreement, official details of which were not released, was singed by the two countries' Foreign Ministers--Mr. Pai Hsiang Kuo and Mr. Layachi Yaker. Mr. Pai, the highest-ranking Peking Minister to make an official visit to Algeria since President Boumedienne came to power in 1965, was later received by the President. This film covers both the agreement-signing ceremony and the Presidential reception.
SYNOPSIS: An important trade agreement between Algeria and the People's Republic of China was singed in Algiers on Wednesday. It was singed by Algerian Foreign Minister Mr. Layachi Yaker, who has accepted an invitation to visit Peking......
......and Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Pai Hsiang Kuo. No details of the agreement were released, but an official statement said it would considerably increase trade between the two countries. It runs from 1972 to 1974.
Following the ceremony, the Chinese delegation were received at the Presidential Palace by President Houari Boumedienne. Mr. Pai is the highest-ranking Peking Minister to visit Algeria since President Boumedienne came to power there in 1965. At the signature ceremony, Mr. Pai thanked Algeria for its support for China's admission to the United Nations.
Mr. Pai was due to leave for Rome the same day to begin a visit to Italy. Before he left, he received the Algerian Government's congratulations on his country's acceptance by the United Nations.
Last year, Sino-Algerian trade was worth four-point-two-million-pounds-sterling (about ten million U.S. dollars)--far less than Algeria's trade with the Soviet Union, the United States or Eastern and Western Europe.