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    President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria on Friday (12 Jan) opened the first National Congress on Emigration, in Algiers.

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    GV Delegates enter Congress Hall (2 shots)
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    2.
    CU Guard
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    3.
    GV PAN INT. Delegates seated
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    4.
    SV President Boumedienne walks towards platform & sits
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    SCU PAN Women seated
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    6.
    SV Ministers
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    7.
    CU ZOOM OUT President on speakers' d???
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    Delegates arriving: Presidential guard on duty as President arrives; President speaking and delegates listening.




    Initials SGM/1153 SGM/1205



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    Background: President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria on Friday (12 Jan) opened the first National Congress on Emigration, in Algiers.

    Delegates are looking into the political, social, economic and human problems of Algerians who have left their country to live and work in Europe. It's estimated that 750-thousand Algerians are living in Europe. Of these, about 650-thousand are in France, with big concentrations in West Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.

    Although Algeria derives some financial benefits from them in the form of foreign earnings, one disturbing fact is that nearly half of the emigres are under 20-years of age. The country needs young workers with new skills and ideas to help the economy move ahead.

    SYNOPSIS: At a club near Algiers, delegates from all over the country and from Europe gathered for the first National Congress on Emigration. The Congress is looking into the political, social, economic and human problems of the considerable emigration of Algerians to Europe.

    It was opened by President Boumedienne, who has stressed the importance of the problem for a country like Algeria. There are believed to be about seven-hundred-and-50-thousand Algerians living and working in Europe. About six-hundred-and-50-thousand of them live in France, with big concentrations in West Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. Although Algeria gets some benefits from them by way for foreign earnings, there is concern that almost half the emigres are under 20-years of age. Algeria needs young workers with new skills and ideas to help he economy move ahead.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QAC2GN2XVGAD0ARYRAC73KFY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QAC2GN2XVGAD0ARYRAC73KFY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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