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    The President of the People's Democratic Republic of South Yemen Abdul Fattah Ismail arrived in Algeria on Sunday (21 May) on an official visit at the invitation of the Algerian President Chadli Benjedid.

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    The President of the People's Democratic Republic of South Yemen Abdul Fattah Ismail arrived in Algeria on Sunday (21 May) on an official visit at the invitation of the Algerian President Chadli Benjedid.

    SYNOPSIS: It was the first visit by an Arab Head of State to Algeria since the death of former President Houari Boumedienne in December. There was an enthusiastic reception awaiting the South Yemeni leader at Algiers airport.

    President Abdul-Fattah Ismail was accompanied by a party of high-ranking Yemeni officials, and the delegation was welcomed by President Chadli and members of Algeria's ruling Revolutionary Council. The two countries are closely allied on foreign policy and belong to the group of hard-lone "Rejectionist" Arab states opposed to the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Both countries have withdrawn diplomatic representation from Cairo and have advocated the imposition of a trade embargo on Egypt.

    Algerian newspaper described the ties between Algeria and South Yemen as extremely strong. Comparisons were drawn between the Algerian war of independence against the French and the fighting in the former British colony of Aden which resulted in the declaration of the independent state of South Yemen in 1967. Algeria has made substantial financial investments in the South Yemeni oil industry and the two countries have close trade links. The two Presidents were believed to have discussed the latest situation in the Middle East with particular reference to the Egyptian-israeli accord.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9GXKT1P5TCTLLOOQ9GJHBVT07
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GXKT1P5TCTLLOOQ9GJHBVT07
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
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    N/A

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