• Short Summary

    ARRIVING YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN ALGIERS, SPAIN'S FOREIGN MINISTER, FERNANDO MARIA CASTIELLA, WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY HIS ALGERIAN COUNTERPART ABDEL AZIZ BOUTEFLIKA.

  • Description

    ARRIVING YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN ALGIERS, SPAIN'S FOREIGN MINISTER, FERNANDO MARIA CASTIELLA, WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY HIS ALGERIAN COUNTERPART ABDEL AZIZ BOUTEFLIKA. SENOR CASTIELLA IS ON A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO ALGERIA.

    DURING HIS STAY IN ALGIERS, SR. CASTIELLA WILL HOLD TALKS WITH M. BOUTEFLIKA ON MATTERS WHICH ARE REPORTED TO DEAL WITH THE MEDITERRANEAN SITUATION IN GENERAL, THE MIDDLE EAST PROBLEM AND THE POSITION OF NEWLY-INDEPENDENT EQUATORIAL GUINEA. THE SPANISH MINISTERS IS ALSO EXPECTED TO GENERALLY REVIEW ALGERO-SPANISH CO-OPERATION IN ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL FIELDS WITH THE ALGERIAN MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND POWER, M. BELAID ABDESSALAM, AND THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, M. AHMED TALEB. DIPLOMATIC SOURCES HAVE ALSO REPORTED THAT SR. CASTIELLA WOULD BE SIGNING A CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT WHICH WAS NEGOTIATED IN MADRID LAST YEAR. ALREADY A JOINT ALGERO-SPANISH COMMITTEE OF CO-OPERATION IN THE FIELDS OF AGRICULTURE, PUBLIC WORKS AND TOURISM IS IN OPERATION; AND NEGOTIATIONS FOR POSSIBLE CO-OPERATION IN THE FISHING INDUSTRY BEGAN TWO MONTHS AGO. BUT THE MAIN ISSUE AT STAKE REMAINS THE POSSIBLE SALE OF ALGERIAN NATURAL GAS TO SPAIN.

    IN A BRIEF STATEMENT AT THE AIRPORT, SR. CASTIELLA STRESSED THE NEED FOR CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES PARTICULARLY "IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA."
    BEFORE LEAVING ALGERIA ON WEDNESDAY (APRIL 23) SR. CASTIELLA WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE ALGERIAN PRESIDENT, M. HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA0SOGO1UTHB9CXKQ6JSGRF0NL
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0SOGO1UTHB9CXKQ6JSGRF0NL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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