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    Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat, who's recently been trying to mediate between Iraq and Iran in the Gulf war, arrived in Algeria on Tuesday (30 September) in a gesture of friendliness to the country.

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    SV EXT P.L.O. leader, Yasser Arafat get off plane in Algiers and is greeted by Algeria's President Chadli. Walk across tarmac to news conference (2 shots)
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    GV INT Yasser Arafat and President Chadli seated with other officials (5 shots)
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    Background: Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat, who's recently been trying to mediate between Iraq and Iran in the Gulf war, arrived in Algeria on Tuesday (30 September) in a gesture of friendliness to the country.

    SYNOPSIS: Yasser Arafat was greeted by Algerian leader, President Chadli Benjedid. He later drove through the capital, Algiers in a motorcade, for talks with the President and Algerian ministers. Since his election eighteen month ago President Chadli has removed some of the obvious irritants of former President Boumedienne's legacy. But Algeria is still fighting a guerrilla war with Morocco and there has been factional fighting between young Moslem fundamentalists and Marxists in the capital. Yasser Arafat has been acting as a mediator in the Iran-Iraq war. It's thought that his talks in Algiers involved the Middle East situation, particularly the war. So far, President Chadli has said very little about the conflict.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8HAHLQ5N63PXXR04C4RN0PVAW
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HAHLQ5N63PXXR04C4RN0PVAW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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