• Short Summary

    The Soviet Union's Deputy Defence Minister, Marshal Pavel Kutachov, arrived in Jordan on Monday (17 May) for talks with King Hussein and Jordanian military leaders on strengthening military relations between the two countries.

  • Description

    The Soviet Union's Deputy Defence Minister, Marshal Pavel Kutachov, arrived in Jordan on Monday (17 May) for talks with King Hussein and Jordanian military leaders on strengthening military relations between the two countries. Reuters quote official sources in Amman as saying Marshal Kutachov was there to study the needs of Jordan's air-defence system from Soviet missiles. Jordan has failed to obtain missile air-defence systems from the United States.

    Marshal Kutachov was met at the airport by several high-ranking Jordanian military officers. They included the Chief of Staff, Major General Mohammed Idriss and the Commander of the Jordanian Air Force, Brigadier Abboud Salem. Marshal Kutachov is himself the commander of the Soviet airforce.

    His talks with the Jordanian military continued the following day with a meeting with Lieutenant General Zeid Bin Shaker, Commander of Jordan's Armed Forces, and visits to the positions of the 1st of 2nd Army Divisions.

    The visit is the first to Jordan by a senior Soviet military official. On his arrival Marshal Kutachov said his presence in Amman underlined the two countries' friendly relations and the importance of co-ordination between their armed forces.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA44LOAV36354RUA22YZJ80WAK9
    Media URN:
    VLVA44LOAV36354RUA22YZJ80WAK9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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