Abdel-Salam Jalloud, Prime Minister of the Libya People's Jamahariyeh arrived in Moscow for a three-day visit, on March 16.
1. GV PAN Libyan delegation arrives, Prime Minister Abdel-Salam Jalloud, head of delegation greeted by Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai Tikhonov and other ministers. 0.29
2. GV & SV Tikhonov and Jalloud pose for photographers. (2 SHOTS) 0.37
3. GV PAN Tikhonov, Jalloud and others walk across airfield. 0.44
4. INTERIOR SVs Tikhonov welcoming Jalloud and delegation in Kremlin, all pose for photographers. (2 SHOTS) 1.08
5. SV Jalloud shaking hands with Soviet officials. 1.15
6. GV Libyans and Soviet sitting for talks, SVs Jalloud and Tikhonov. (3 SHOTS) 1.45
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Background: MOSCOW, USSR
Abdel-Salam Jalloud, Prime Minister of the Libya People's Jamahariyeh arrived in Moscow for a three-day visit, on March 16. Mr. Jalloud was welcomed by his Soviet counterpart Nikolai Tikhonov. Speaking at a dinner after the fist day of discussions, Mr. Tikhonov said the Soviet Union would like to see Libya playing a major role in international affairs. Mr. Jalloud is the number two figure in the Libyan leadership after Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. He said his country and the Kremlin were ready to co-ordinate their efforts in what he called "resisting the heightened aggression of imperialism". During their talks, the prime ministers concentrated on the situation in the Middle East, and both countries condemned Israel's occupation of Lebanon. The high level discussions were aimed at strengthening economic and political ties. They also reflected Libya's need for allies and the Soviet Union's increasing interest in Middle East affairs under the Andropov administration.
Source: SOVIET TELEVISION