INTRODUCTION: Algerian President Chadli Benjedid arrived in Tanzania on Monday (6 April) to a warm welcome and full honours at the start of a three-day state visit.
SV President Benjedid at airport being presented with scarf by Young Pioneer
GV Benjedid and President Nyerere walking away from aircraft
SV Benjedid being introduced to Tanzanian cabinet members on tarmac
SV Benjedid introducing members of his entourage to Nyerere in front of airport building
SV PAN & GV Traditional dancers and Benjedid and Nyerere walk past (2 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Algerian President Chadli Benjedid arrived in Tanzania on Monday (6 April) to a warm welcome and full honours at the start of a three-day state visit.
SYNOPSIS: Thousands of local people went to Dar Es Salaam airport to greet the president on his arrival. A member of the local Young Pioneers youth movement was also there to meet him; although the youngster seemed a little bashful in the visitor's presence.
Tanzanian President, Julius Nyerere, personally welcomed President Benjedid at the aircraft steps, and introduced him to his ministers. The presence of the entire Tanzanian cabinet in the welcoming party reflected the close ties between Algeria and Tanzania and between the two countries' leaders. President Nyerere had himself visited Algiers in July 1979. During that visit bilateral relations took a substantial step forward with the agreement to form a joint Algeria-Tanzania Cooperation Commission. The two countries closely agree on foreign affairs, and share a common bond in their membership of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).
After a display of traditional dancing the Algerian and Tanzanian presidents left for State House for official talks and a banquet. Chadli Benjedid was to leave on Wednesday (8 April) for Congo in continuation of his African tour.