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    COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE, PRESIDENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL THAT OVERTHREW MR. BEN BELLA LAST MONTH, HAS?

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    COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE, PRESIDENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL THAT OVERTHREW MR. BEN BELLA LAST MONTH, HAS ANNOUNCED HIS NEW GOVERNMENT. HE RETAINS NINE MEMBERS OF BEN BELLA'S CABINET.

    COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE HAS CHOSEN RABAH BITAT AS HIS RIGHT-HAND MAN. BITAT WAS ONE OF THE LEADING FIGURES IN THE REVOLUTION AGAINST THE FRENCH - BUT HE LATER BROKE WITH BEN BELLA.

    THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY IS HEADED BY MR. ABDELAZIZ BOUTEFLIKA - WHO WAS FOREIGN MINISTER IN BEN BELLA'S CABINET.

    ONE OF COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE'S CLOSEST FRIENDS DURING THE REBELLION, AHMED KAID - KNOWN AS MAJOR SLIMANE - HAS BEEN APPOINTED FINANCE MINISTER IN SUCCESSION TO MR. BOUMAZA, WHO HAS RECEIVED THE POST OF MINISTER OF INFORMATION. THIS LATTER POST DID NOT EXIST IN MR. BEN BELLA'S GOVERNMENT.

    COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE, PRESENTING HIS 25-MAN GOVERNMENT, SAID ALGERIA'S POLICY WOULD BE ONE OF NON-ALIGNMENT ABROAD, AND AUSTERITY AT HOME. HE SAID FOREIGN POLICY WOULD PURSUE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ARAB MAGHREB (THE NORTH AFRICAN STATES OF ALGERIA, MOROCCO, TUNISIA AND LIBYA) AND THE REALISATION OF ARAB AND AFRICAN UNITY. HE SAID: "OUR FOREIGN POLICY MUST CONSTANTLY ENDEAVOUR TO SUPPORT PEOPLES WHO ARE STRUGGLING FOR THEIR FREEDOM AND THEIR INDEPENDENCE AND AGAINST RACIAL SEGREGATION. OUR COUNTRY WILL STRETCH THE HAND OF FRATERNITY AND FRIENDSHIP TO ALL THOSE WHO WISH TO CO-OPERATE WITH US ON THE BASIS OF MUTUAL RESPECT AND NON-INTERFERENCE IN INTERNAL AFFAIRS."
    THE CABINET MET FOR THE FIRST TIME ON MONDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA244EO0LVWPTCMWG3UCAVW487P
    Media URN:
    VLVA244EO0LVWPTCMWG3UCAVW487P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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