• Short Summary

    THE SOMALI PRIME MINISTER MOHAMED IBRAHIM EGAL IS IN THE COURSE OF A SEVEN-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO WEST GERMANY.

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    THE SOMALI PRIME MINISTER MOHAMED IBRAHIM EGAL IS IN THE COURSE OF A SEVEN-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO WEST GERMANY. ON WEDNESDAY (27 MARCH) HE WAS IN COLOGNE, WHERE HE VISITED THE CITY'S FIRST UNDERGROUND TRAIN STATION AND THE ENGINEERING COMBINE OF KLOCKNER-HUMBOLDT-DEUTZ.

    M. EGAL ARRIVED IN WEST GERMANY ON MARCH 25, TO BE WELCOMED AT THE AIRPORT BY CHANCELLOR KURT KLESINGER AND FOREIGN MINISTER WILLY BRANDT. THE PARTY HAD TRAVELLED TO GERMANY FROM LONDON AFTER A FOUR-DAY GOODWILL VISIT WHICH INCLUDED DISCUSSIONS WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON. SPEAKING ON HIS ARRIVAL, MR. EGAL SAID SOMALIA AND WEST GERMANY HAD BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP DURING THE SEVERAL VISITS HIS COUNTRY HAD MADE.

    AMONG THE AGREEMENTS MADE SO FAR, IT IS NOW UNDERSTOOD THAT WEST GERMANY WILL SUPPLY SOMALIA WITH A LOAN FOR A CEMENT FACTORY. THERE IS TALK OF CREDIT SOMEWHERE IN THE REGION OF SIX MILLION MARKS (ABOUT GBP600,000 STERLING). MR. EGAL'S VISIT TO THE KLOCKNER-HUMBOLDT-DEUTZ ENGINEERING WORKS WAS RELEVANT TO THIS AGREEMENT, FOR THEY MAY HELP TO BUILD THE FACTORY, TO BE SITUATED IN NORTHERN SOMALIA.

    THE KLOCKNER-HUMBOLDT-DEUTZ (KHD) FIRM IS PARTICULARLY PROUD OF ITS ANCESTRY - IT WAS FOUNDED OVER 100 YEARS AGO. IN THE FIRM'S MUSEUM THE SOMALI PRIME MINISTER WAS SHOWN WHAT WAS SAID TO BE THE WORLD'S FIRST GAS ENGINE, AND THE WORLD'S FIRST FOUR-STROKE MOTOR. THE FIRM NOW INCLUDES AMONG ITS SPECIAL PRODUCTIONS AN AIR-COOLED DIESEL MOTOR.

    MR. EGAL HAS ALREADY HELD TALKS WITH CHANCELLOR KIESINGER AND FOREIGN MINISTER WILLY BRANDT, AND WAS RECEIVED ON TUESDAY BY PRESIDENT LUEBKE. TODAY (THURSDAY) HE TRAVELS TO THE PICTURESQUE, MEDIEVAL SOUTH-GERMAN TOWN OF ROTHERNBURG-OB-DER-TAUBER, AT THE START OF A TOUR OF BAVARIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7LL9KFQ3B8K2A9AN8G7NRNXDF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LL9KFQ3B8K2A9AN8G7NRNXDF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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