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    MR. ALEXEI KOSYGIN, PRIME MINISTER OF THE USSR, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE ASWAN DAM PROJECT.?

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    KOSYGIN WITH PRESIDENT NASSER AT DAM PROJECT; GIFTS FOR KOSYGIN, MRS. KOSYGIN, MRS. NASSER.




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    Background: MR. ALEXEI KOSYGIN, PRIME MINISTER OF THE USSR, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE ASWAN DAM PROJECT. THE SOVIET UNION IS COVERING MUCH OF THE COST OF THE PROJECT.

    MR. KOSYGIN, AND HIS WIFE, WERE ACCOMPANIED TO ASWAN BY PRESIDENT NASSER.

    RUSSIA HAS PLEDGED 110 MILLION STERLING (NEARLY 300 MILLION DOLLARS) TOWARDS THE COST OF THE DAM WHICH HAS BEEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1960.

    BEFORE HIS ARRIVAL IN EGYPT FOR AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT, THE SOVIET PREMIER SAID THAT THE DAM PROJECT HAD STRENGTHENED FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

    AT THE DAM SITE, MR. KOSYGIN SAID THAT THERE WERE NOW 1,000 HIGHLY QUALIFIED SOVIET TECHNICIANS WORKING IN ASWAN.

    IT WAS ALMOST TWO YEARS TO THE DAY THAT THE DEPOSED SOVIET LEADER, NIKITA KHRUSHVHEV, MADE A SIMILAR VISIT TO THE DAM SITE.

    MR. KOSYGIN'S VISIT TO THE UAR HAS BEEN INTERPRETED AS AN INDICATION OF GROWING SOVIET INTEREST IN MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS. IT IS MR. KOSYGIN'S FIRST OFFICIAL JOURNEY TO A NON-COMMUNIST COUNTRY SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE 18 MONTHS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4SZ1JSTIU2IYG81NIBYI6G5KT
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SZ1JSTIU2IYG81NIBYI6G5KT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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