• Short Summary

    The first Soviet technical mission to visit Indonesia for more than five years arrived in Djakarta on Tuesday (24 August).

  • Description

    The first Soviet technical mission to visit Indonesia for more than five years arrived in Djakarta on Tuesday (24 August). Soviet engineers walked off their projects in 1966 when Moscow suspended aid in the aftermath of the abortive communist coup a few months earlier.

    The Soviet team is led by S. D. Evenchik, vice-director of the Moscow Chemical Institute. The entire 26-member team will arrive over the next two weeks. The team will study the feasibility of resuming work on a steel mill and a fertiliser plant. Based on the recommendations of the technical mission, the Indonesian and Soviet governments will discuss terms for financing their completion.

    Several other Soviet aid projects, including an oceanographic institute, an atomic reactor and a highway, also came to a premature end in 1966. There has been no word so far of their possible resumption.

    The mission's visit here is another important step in the steadily consolidating relations between the Soviet Union and Indonesia. This follows Moscow's agreement last year to allow Indonesia to repay 800 million U.S. dollars in debts over a period of 30 years.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADO8AJM8II2WYOQFPR0LLBVWFT
    Media URN:
    VLVADO8AJM8II2WYOQFPR0LLBVWFT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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