• Short Summary

    A RUSSIAN SHIP ARRIVED IN ALGIERS WITH A CARGO OF 6,500 TONS OF WHEAT - THE GIFT OF THE SOVIET UNION TO ALGERIA.

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    A RUSSIAN SHIP ARRIVED IN ALGIERS WITH A CARGO OF 6,500 TONS OF WHEAT - THE GIFT OF THE SOVIET UNION TO ALGERIA. THE CARGO WAS FORMALLY HANDED OVER AT A CEREMONY ON BOARD, AUG 9, BY SOVIET CHARGE' D'AFFAIRES SERGEI GAVERIN TO ALGERIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SECRETARY-GENERAL MOHAMMED HARBI.

    MR. HARBI, THANKED HIM FOR THE GIFT AND ALSO FOR AID RECEIVED FROM THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT DURING THE WAR OF LIBERATION AGAINST FRANCE. THE ALGERIAN AUTHORITIES WOULD UNDERTAKE A CAMPAIGN "TO EXPLAIN TO THE ALGERIA PEOPLE WHO ITS REAL FRIENDS ARE", HE SAID.

    MR. GAVERIN SAID THE GIFT OF WHEAT WOULD BE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER SHIPMENT INCLUDING WHEAT, FISH, MILK SUGAR AND RICE. "LET THIS BE A PROOF OF THE EVERLASTING AND EVER-IMPROVING FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE SOVIET UNION AND THE PEOPLE OF INDEPENDENT ALGERIA", HE SAID.

    THE SAME DAY, THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE VALUE OF UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AID TO ALGERIA AMOUNTS TO $22,804,000 (GBP8,144,400). THE FIGURE INCLUDES 1,000 TENTS WHICH WILL BE SHIPPED SOON TO PROVIDE SHELTER FOR HOMELESS ALGERIANS REPATRIATED FROM TUNISIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FMKSORDMC46RMP2G76NU359
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FMKSORDMC46RMP2G76NU359
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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