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    ALGIERS, ALGERIA

    French President Francois Mitterrand arrived in Algeria on October 19 for a one-day visit which, diplomatic sources believe, will reinforce the close ties between the two nations which were shaken by Mitterrand's visits to Morocco last August.

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    1. GVs Plane taxi-ing on runway; French flag on plane (2 shots) 0.03
    2. SVs French President Francois Mitterrand walks down aircraft steps and is greeted by Algerian leader Chadli Benjedid; Mitterrand receives bouquet of flowers and shakes hands with other officials; Mitterrand walks on red carpet, taking salute; Mitterrand leaves airport (7 shots) 0.50
    3. GV & SVs Mitterrand arrives for meeting with President Benjedid; the two men together as aides look on (3 shots) 1.13
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    Background: ALGIERS, ALGERIA

    French President Francois Mitterrand arrived in Algeria on October 19 for a one-day visit which, diplomatic sources believe, will reinforce the close ties between the two nations which were shaken by Mitterrand's visits to Morocco last August. A warm welcome awaited the French President at Algiers airport and, after meeting officials and inspecting a guard of honour, he left for talks with his counterpart, Chadli Benjedid. Algeria was reportedly irritated at not being informed in advance of the French President's meetings with Morocco's King Hassan, after the signing of a treaty of union between Morocco and Libya. Algeria, which supports Polisario guerrillas fighting Moroccan troops over control of the Western Sahara, saw the agreement as being directed in part against itself. But President Mitterrand's visit should help to dispel any remaining doubts the Algerian government might have. President Mitterrand and the Algerian leader were expected to review the Morocco-Libya treaty and discuss the Western Saharan issue as well as the withdrawal of French and Libyan forces from Chad.

    Source: RTA

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7314GQLHDTMP3A9DM2DGY306N
    Media URN:
    VLVA7314GQLHDTMP3A9DM2DGY306N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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