• Short Summary

    Soviet Prime Minister
    Alexei Kosygin in Baghdad on Sunday (9 April) signed a fifteen-year friendship
    treaty with Iraq.

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    Soviet Prime Minister
    Alexei Kosygin in Baghdad on Sunday (9 April) signed a fifteen-year friendship
    treaty with Iraq. President Ahmed Hassan Al-Bakr signed on behalf of Iraq.

    The treaty, apart from providing for closer economic and political ties between
    the two countries, is couched in terms of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The
    preamble stated that the treaty was prompted by the struggle against
    imperialism, Zionism and reaction.

    But the terms of the treaty fall more within the context of closer oil
    cooperation between Moscow and Baghdad, together with the situation in the Arab
    Gulf and Iraq's role there.

    The fifteen-year treaty signed by the Soviet Union and Egypt in May last year in
    comparison laid more stress on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and was more specific
    in its promises to provide arms and train personnel.

    The signing of the Iraq treaty climaxed a five day visit by Mr Kosygin -- the
    first ever by a Soviet Prime Minister. He left for Moscow the next day (10
    April). During his visit the opened the Rumeila Oil field in Southern Iraq --
    see Visnews Production Number 4486/72, serviced 11th April 1972.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABYZFMW3TZWUWGW8YDPABARWEP
    Media URN:
    VLVABYZFMW3TZWUWGW8YDPABARWEP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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