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    Two Arab oil emissaries have been hold discussions in the West German capital, Bonn, in an attempt to gain technical help to lessen the Arabs' dependence on the oil industry.

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    Two Arab oil emissaries have been hold discussions in the West German capital, Bonn, in an attempt to gain technical help to lessen the Arabs' dependence on the oil industry.

    The two envoys, the Saudi Arabian Oil Minister, Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani and M. Belaid Abdessalan, Algeria's Minister for Power and Industry, are representing the Organisation of Arab Oil producing countries (OAPEC).

    On Wednesday (16 January) they had a meeting with Chancellor Willy Brandt. Government officials said that envoys had explained recent oil moves and had sought clarification of Bonn's Middle East policies.

    The two Arab Ministers have said that West Germany will be able to get all the oil it needs once the Arabs are certain of Bonn's claimed impartiality in the Middle East, and in return for "satisfactory" economic aid.

    Two aspects of West Germany's Middle East policies have annoyed the Arabs. One is the "special character" Bonn attaches to its relations with Israel because of Adolf Hitler's persecution of the Jews. The second is West Germany's standing call for a Common Market joint oil policy. This would effectively give the community's support to the Netherlands, where Arab oil shipments have been banned.

    SYNOPSIS: Two Arab emissaries have been visiting Bonn, the West German capital, seeking technical help to win the Arab economies from their dependence on oil. The Saudi Arabian Oil Minister, Sheikh Yamani, and Algeria's Minister for power and Industry Mr. Abdessalam were putting their case on behalf of the Organisation of Arab Oil Producing Countries.

    On Wednesday, the two Ministers called on Chancellor Brandt. Government officials said they were seeking clarification of Bonn's Middle East policies. The envoys have already said West Germany will be able to get all the oil it needs once the Arabs are certain of Bonn's claimed impartiality in the Middle East. They also want satisfactory economic aid in return.

    West Germany has called for a Common Market joint oil policy. This would effectively give the Community's support to the Netherlands where Arab oil shipments have been banned.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9XS8KDRLRI8EKF7N59FLC2L5O
    Media URN:
    VLVA9XS8KDRLRI8EKF7N59FLC2L5O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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