Algerian Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Bouteflika arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 23 for an official visit and talks centred around the relations between he two countries and their effect on the situation in the Middle East.
GV Presidential Palace in Baghdad with flag flying
CU PAN..from President Al Bakr to Algerian F.M.
SV Two men talking PAN TO officials looking on
SV Two men talking
GV EXTERIOR.. residence of Vice-President Hussein (2 shots)
SV INTERIOR..V.P. Hussein greets Algerian Foreign Minister
CU Foreign Minister Baqi
CU Vice-President Saddam Hussein
SV Three men seated and talking (3 shots)
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Background: Algerian Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Bouteflika arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 23 for an official visit and talks centred around the relations between he two countries and their effect on the situation in the Middle East.
Shortly after his arrival, the Algerian Foreign Minister met with President Ahmad Hassan Al Bakr and Vice-President Saddam Hussein. Iraqi Foreign Minister Saed Abdul Baqi and Othmane Saadi, the Algerian Ambassador, were also present at the meeting.
SYNOPSIS: At the Presidential Palace in Baghdad last week, Iraqi leader Ahmed Hassan Al Bakr met with the visiting Algerian Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Bouteflika. The Foreign Minister of Iraq -- Murtadho Saeed Abdul Baqi -- and Algerian Ambassador Othmane Saadi, also sat in on he meeting.
Following the meeting with President Al Bakr, Foreign Minister Bouteflika went on to the residence of Vice-President Saddam Hussein. The talks between the Algerian Foreign Minister and Iraqi leaders dealt primarily with the relations between the two oil rich countries, and the situation in the Middle East.
Foreign Minister Bouteflika's visit to Iraq reaffirms the relations between the algerian Government and that of Iraq.