The deputy Premier of Libya, Major Abdel Salam Jalloud, aged 29, was appointed Prime Minister on Monday night (July 10) and asked to form a new cabinet.
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This Visnews library film shows Major Jalloud with newsmen after meeting President Pompidou in paris on July 21, 1971.
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Background: The deputy Premier of Libya, Major Abdel Salam Jalloud, aged 29, was appointed Prime Minister on Monday night (July 10) and asked to form a new cabinet.
His instructions came form President Muammar Gaddafy who had been acting both as prime minister and head of state.
The authoritative Middle East News Agency reported that Major Jalloud was expected to form his new cabinet within 48 hours.
Major Jalloud was Colonel Gaddafy's closest associate in the military coup which overthrew the government of King Idris in January, 1970.
He became Minister of Industry and Economy and built up a reputation as a tough negotiator with foreign governments.
He was responsible for an agreement with France on the supply of Mirage fighter aircraft and negotiations which resulted in the closing down of American and British military bases in Libya.
SYNOPSIS: A new cabinet is to be formed in Libya under a new Prime Minster.
He is Major Abdel Salam Jalloud, aged 29, see here leaving the Elysee Palace in Paris after a meeting with President Pompidou in July last year. Major Jalloud was appointed Prime Minister on Monday night by the Libyan president, Colonel Muammer Gaddafy, who remains head of state. The Middle East News Agency said it was expected Major Jalloud would form his new cabinet within 48 hours, appointing highly-qualified young specialists to ministerial posts. Major Jalloud helped Colonel Gaddafy seize power in Libya in a military coup in January 1970 and became deputy premier. He built up a reputation as a tough negotiator on foreign affairs, heading the talks which forced the United States and Britain to withdraw military bases from Libya.