• Short Summary

    Half-way through his ten-day visit to Algerial, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro on Thursday (May 11) visited industrial plants at Arzew, near Oran.

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    Half-way through his ten-day visit to Algerial, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro on Thursday (May 11) visited industrial plants at Arzew, near Oran. He was accompanied by Algerian President Houari Boumedienne.

    At Arzew, the two leaders saw Algeria's largest crude oil complexes and plants for liquefaction of natural gas - a major Algerian export. Other large installations for development of these and similar industries are also under construction.

    In Oran, the Cuban leader was given a particularly warm welcome from crowds who lined the streets, shouting Vieve Castro! and Vive Boumedienne! as he walked among them accompanied by the Algerian President.

    Doctor Castro is in Algeria as part of a tour of nine African and Eastern European countries, involving his longest absence form Cuba since he took power.

    SYNOPSIS: Half-way through his ten-day visit to Algeria, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castor on Thursday visited Oran and the neighbouring industrial centre of Arzew. He was accompanied by the Algerian leader - Preswidnet Houari boumedienne. The Cuban leader was given a particularly warm welcome in Oran......
    The neighbouring industrial centre of Arzew is situated at the end of one of the country's main pipelines form the Sahara, and processes crude oil and natural gas piped there from the desert, making them ready for export. Other large installations are under construction there for these and similar industries.

    It was the second day running that President Boumedienne had accompanied Doctor Castro - a gesture rarely accorded to visiting leaders. The Cuban Primo Minister is in Algeria for ten days as part of a tour of nine African and Eastern European countries, involving his longest absence from Cuba since he took power....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA19YPRSOJZF1XFH6ZTUEJ2ECHU
    Media URN:
    VLVA19YPRSOJZF1XFH6ZTUEJ2ECHU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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