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    INTRODUCTION: President Matthieu Kerekou of Benin arrived in Algiers on Monday (9 March) for an official visit.

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    SV President Matthieu Kerekou of Benin descends from plane and greeted by President Chadli
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    SV Guard of honour
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    SV The two presidents walk past guard of honour (2 shots)
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    SV President Kerekou greets officials (2 shots)
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    GV ZOOM IN TO SV Official party walks along red carpet
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: President Matthieu Kerekou of Benin arrived in Algiers on Monday (9 March) for an official visit. He will have talks with the Algerian President, Chadli Benjedid, and visit a number of Algerian industrial enterprises.

    SYNOPSIS: President Kerekou had come to Algiers at Mr. Chandli's invitation, and the Algerian President was at the airport to meet him and the advisers he had brought with him.

    For the past seven years, Benin -- which was once the French West African territory of Dahomey -- has officially been a Marxist-Leninist state. It stopped receiving financial aid from France, went through a period of political isolation from its neighbours and was suspected by some of them of turning itself into a revolutionary base. But recently, its economic difficulties have forced and Kerekou government to look outwards again, and encourage foreign investment. Nigeria is a major shareholder in a big new sugar factory; joint economic ventures with Libya are also under discussion.

    President Kerekou's programme in Algeria suggests that he may have hopes of some form of economic co-operation with that country too.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MFWPCI9N32C3JQU8YQ92EV3C
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MFWPCI9N32C3JQU8YQ92EV3C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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