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    Iraqi Vice-President Saddam Hussein arrived in Paris on Wednesday (14 June) for talks with President Georges Pompidou and other French government leaders on enlarging Franco-Iraqi cooperation in the political, economic and technological fields.

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    Iraqi Vice-President Saddam Hussein arrived in Paris on Wednesday (14 June) for talks with President Georges Pompidou and other French government leaders on enlarging Franco-Iraqi cooperation in the political, economic and technological fields.

    Iraq has assured France of continued oil supplies in the diplomatic battle under way over nationalisation of the assets of the western-owned Iraq Petroleum Company (I.P.C.). France's state-owned Compagnie Francaise Des Petroles (C.F.P.) holds 23.75 per cent of the nationalised I.P.C. assets. By offering C.F.P. the chance to maintain that interest, the Iraqis would then hope to persuade the French to act as their main oil marketing agents in the western world.

    The French have told their I.P.C. partners, which include Standard Oil of New Jersey, Mobil Oil, Royal Dutch Shell and British Petroleum, that while they still hold closely to western solidarity, they believe they are in a fairly good position to work out an arrangement satisfactory to both Iraq and the oil companies.

    At a meeting in Paris on Tuesday (13 June) of the Oil Committee of the 23-nation Organisation for economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), no objections were made to France playing a linking role between the Iraq government and the British, Dutch, French and U.S. co-owners of I.P.C.

    SYNOPSIS: In Paris, on Wednesday, Iraqi Vice-President Saddam Hussein arrived for talks with President Georges Pompidou and other French government leaders. The discussions were expected to centre on Iraq's nationalisation of the assets of the western-owned Iraq Petroleum Company, I.P.C.

    Vice-President Hussein was greeted at Orly Airport by French Prime Minister Chaban-Delmas, with full military honours. The Iraqi Vice-President was to hold formal talks with the French Prime Minister Wednesday night and was scheduled to meet with President Pompidou on Thursday. Iraq has assured France of continued oil supplies despite nationalisation.

    In the airport terminal, he was introduced to other French officials, and Prime Minister Chaban-Delmas said he was hopeful that the visit will permit the development of France-Iraqi cooperation in the interests of both countries.

    Vice-President Hussein then made brief remarks. France's state-owned oil company, C.F.P. holds nearly one-quarter of the nationalised I.P.C. assets. The French have told their I.P.C. partners, which include British, Dutch and U.S. owned companies, that they believe they are in a fairly good position to work out an arrangement satisfactory to both Iraq and the oil companies.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4W27R3TMX3K7YPH3LGHEWK1MC
    Media URN:
    VLVA4W27R3TMX3K7YPH3LGHEWK1MC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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