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    Rumanian Prime Minister Manea Manescu arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Monday (27 January) to begin a six-day official visit.

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    Rumanian Prime Minister Manea Manescu arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Monday (27 January) to begin a six-day official visit. He was greeted at the airport by his Syrian counterpart, Mr. Mahmoud Al-Ayoubi, and the Syrian Foreign Minister, Mr. Abdel Halim Kaddam.

    According to official Syrian sources, Mr. Manescu's talks with Syrian leaders would cover closer political, economic and cultural relations between their two countries.

    Over one-third of all Syria's imports come from eastern European countries, although in recent years, the country has made considerable efforts to diversify its sources of supply.

    Although a major oil-producer itself, Rumania imports a certain amount of oil from the Middle East, but its principal import is raw cotton. This represents Syria's most valuable source of export earnings.

    In the recent conflict in the Middle East, Rumania joined with other eastern European countries in expressing support for the Arab states, while maintaining diplomatic relations with Israel. At a dinner given by the Syrian Prime Minister in Damascus on Tuesday, Mr. Manescu said that his country believed that a just and lasting peace in the Middle East required the withdrawal of Israeli forces from territory occupied since 1967.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA69TZIRYMCZKE8OT22QE970NGX
    Media URN:
    VLVA69TZIRYMCZKE8OT22QE970NGX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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