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    The Prime Minister of Libya, Major Abdel-Salam Jalloud, arrived in Paris, France, on Tuesday (10 February) for a hurriedly-called meeting with President Giscard D'Estaing and the French Prime Minister, M.

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    The Prime Minister of Libya, Major Abdel-Salam Jalloud, arrived in Paris, France, on Tuesday (10 February) for a hurriedly-called meeting with President Giscard D'Estaing and the French Prime Minister, M.Jacques Chirac.

    On the same day the Libyan head-of-state, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, accused the French of thinking of profit only in their international sale of arms. Libya is one of France's best customers for arms.

    Colonel Gaddafi was quoted in a newspaper interview as saying that he was generally disappointed by France's policies. He said that Major Jalloud' visit was motivated by Libyan unhappiness at French policy in North Africa and in Arab affairs in general.

    He said that France-Libyan trade was heavily weighted in France's favour and added that Major Jalloud would attempt during his stay in Paris to lay the groundwork for cooperation between the two states over the next five years. He said that the Libyans had given themselves that period of time over which to "judge" France's attitude.

    Though Colonel Gaddafi did not mention any countries by name, the interview appeared to show that he was unhappy at the sale by France of Mirage jet aircraft to Morocco. Libya has supported Algeria in its conflict with Morocco over the former Spanish Sahara.

    In the interview, published in the French newspaper Le Monde, Colonel Gaddafi said "We have the painful impression that France is acting like a gun merchant.... Paris is selling planes to one country which I will not name, and missiles to another to shoot down those very same planes. This type of mercantilism causes much harm to France in the Arab World".

    SYNOPSIS: At the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday, the Prime Minister of Libya, Major Abdel-Slam Jalloud, arrived for talks with his French opposite number, Monsieur Jacques Chirac. On the same day the Libyan head-of-state, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, accused the French of thinking of profit only in their international sale of arms.

    Libya is one of France's best customers for arms. In an interview published in the French newspaper, Le-Monde, Colonel Gaddafi said he was generally disappointed by French policies. He said that Major Jalloud's visit was motivated by Libyan unhappiness at French policy in North Africa and in Arab affairs. The Libyans are known to be displeased at French sales of Mirage jets to Morocco. Libya has supported Algeria in its conflict with Morocco over the former Spanish territory of Western Sahara.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1OFKADWIGFQ50N3K4Z7ZHD4OA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OFKADWIGFQ50N3K4Z7ZHD4OA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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