• Short Summary

    King Hussein of Jordan arrived in Algeria for talks with President Chadli Benjedid on Monday (4 June).

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    MV Flags flying at airport
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    CU King Hussein's plane taxiing
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    MV President Chadli Benjedid and other officials on tarmac
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    MV King Hussein and party off plane and greeted by President Chadli
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    MV King Hussein shaking hands with officials (2 shots)
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    LV Band playing
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    MV King Hussein and President Chadli mount rostrum
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    MV Guard of honour
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    MV King Hussein and President Chadli accompanied by other walking to terminal
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    MV INTERIOR King Hussein and President Chadli seated accompanied by officials
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    GV Officers bearing wreath, followed by King Hussein laying wreath at President Boumedienne's bomb
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    MV Officials and King Hussein saluting (2 shots)
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    CU & GV Wreath, and Hussein and party walking away
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    Background: King Hussein of Jordan arrived in Algeria for talks with President Chadli Benjedid on Monday (4 June). The two leaders had talks on bilateral relations and Arab reactions to the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. Among a number of official functions, King Hussein also visited the tomb of the late President Houari Boumedienne.

    SYNOPSIS: Algeria is one of the hard-line Arab states which has rejected the Camp David accords and the resulting Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. King Hussein's visit to Algeria is the first since President Chadli Benjedid was elected successor to President Boumedienne.

    King Hussein and his entourage were welcomed by President Chadli. When President Boumedienne met King Hussein in Jordan last year (January 1978), he made Algeria's position very clear -- all Arab counties, Boumedienne said, should united against Egypt. And according to observers Algeria's position hasn't changed. Two months ago (31 March/1 APRIL) King Hussein agreed with other Arab leaders to break economic links with Egypt. Those sanctions, imposed because of President Anwar Sadat's signature on the peace treaty, have now virtually isolated Egypt from the Arab world.

    On the second day of King Hussein's visit, he laid a wreath at the tomb of President Boumedienne.

    The solemnity of the occasion underlined the friendly relations between the two countries. A headline in the Algerian daily news paper "El Moudjahid" describes the significance of the Chadli-Hussein meeting. It reads, "We have wished for this visit for a long time".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MBFL6W4J8ZXHPPCNYKRWZ5QE
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MBFL6W4J8ZXHPPCNYKRWZ5QE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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