Vice President Harden El-Takriti of Iraq today (Friday) brought a message to Algiers outlining the Iraqi position with regard to the Middle East situation.
SV car arrives and
SV guard of honour PAN to El-Takriti walking to residence
SV President Boumedienne greets El-Takriti and both sit down
SV guard of honour
SV Boumedienne and El-Takriti walk out and shakes hands
SV Takriti walks to car
SV car drives away.
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Background: Vice President Harden El-Takriti of Iraq today (Friday) brought a message to Algiers outlining the Iraqi position with regard to the Middle East situation.
The Iraqi Vice-President, who was formerly his country's defence minister, was believed to have confirmed to Algerian President Houari Boumedienne that his country stood firm with Syria in condemning the American peace plan for the Middle East.
The Israeli cabinet today agreed to the principles of the plan initiated by U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers, although their conditions were not known.
The American proposal for a temporary ceasefire had already been agreed by President Nasser of the United Arab Republic.
Vice-President El-Takriti was welcomed personally by President Boumedienne, and the two men retired for discussions after inspecting a guard of honour.