President Houari Boumedienne, on Friday (1 September), opened the Ninth Algiers International Trade Fair, where some 40 countries are displaying their products.
GV Flags flying
SV & CU Ould Daddah and Boumedienne shaking hands with officials. (3 shots)
SV PAN Both Presidents walk past guard of honour.
CU ZOOM BACK to SV Ould Daddah cuts inauguration tape.
GTV Presidential party walking.
SV PAN INT. Another pavilion.
SV & GTV Presidents walking around Revolutionary Africa pavilion. (2 shots)
SV Flag on wall.
GV Presidents and crowd enter North Korean pavilion.
GV Presidents at French stand of heavy machinery. (2 shots)
SV Flags flying
SV British pavilion
SV Presidents being greeted outside Moroccan pavilion.
GV Party walking past Chinese pavilion.
Initials JL/VS 18.15 JL/VS 10.27
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Background: President Houari Boumedienne, on Friday (1 September), opened the Ninth Algiers International Trade Fair, where some 40 countries are displaying their products.
With him at the opening ceremony was President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania, on a private visit to Algeria.
Ministers of Spain, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania and the Soviet Union are also here for the fair and talks with Algerian Commerce Minister Layachi Yaker.
Most pavilions stress capital equipment, heavy machinery and machine tools -- reflecting the priority Algeria gives to imports for its industrialisation programme. Algerians are anxious to broaden their industrial base and are demanding high quality industrial goods.
SYNOPSIS: Mauritanian President Moktar Ould Daddah was the special guest of President Heuari Boumedienne, on Friday, for the opening of the Ninth Algiers International Trade Fair. The leaders greeted trade ministers from several other countries, including Spain, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and the Soviet Union.
The opening ceremonies included a special guard of honour.....here reviewed by President Boumedienne and President Ould Daddah. The Algerian leader reserved the ribbon cutting ceremony for his Mauritanian counterpart.
Some forty countries have set up displays and pavilions here. Algerian Commerce Minister Layachi Yaker is hopeful of having talks with several trade ministers from various countries. The Presidential party lead other officials on a tour of the exhibition areas. Most pavilions stress capital equipment -- reflecting the priority Algeria gives to imports for its industrialisation programme.
Algeria would like to trade with more countries, but in 1971 France still accounted for nearly fifty per cent of imports -- primarily heavy machinery and machine tools.
Under the 1969 to 1973 Algerian development plan, expenditure of ever two-thousand million pounds sterling is projected. The next plan is likely to continue the policy of devoting large sums to investment and emphasising austerity in the consumer market. Algeria is giving special interest to electrical and mechanical goods for industries exploiting the country's oil and natural gas resources.