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    ALGERIAN DEFENCE MINISTER COL. BOUMEDIENNE RETURNED FROM MOSCOW LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) TO ALGIERS AND WAS?

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    ALGERIAN DEFENCE MINISTER COL. BOUMEDIENNE RETURNED FROM MOSCOW LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) TO ALGIERS AND WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY PRESIDENT BEN BELLA.

    THE DEFENCE MINISTER WAS AMONG THE ALGERIAN DELEGATION WHICH WAS SUCCESSFUL IN WINNING LONG-TERM CREDITS BY THE SOVIET UNION. THE MONEY WILL BE USED TO BUILD INDUSTRIAL PLANTS AND DEVELOP THE COUNTRY'S AGRICULTURE AND TRANSPORT FACILITIES.

    THE SIGNING OF THE ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION PACT WAS ANNOUNCED IN MOSCOW ON FRIDAY.

    MEANWHILE, COL. BOUMEDIENNE, WHO MANY OBSERVERS HAVE DESCRIBED AS THE STRONG MAN OF THE BEN BELLA GOVERNMENT, WAS WARMLY GREETED BY THE PRESIDENT, NOW FACING AN OPEN CHALLENGE TO HIS RULE BY DISSIDENT GROUPS IN THE KABYLIA REGION.

    COL. BOUMEDIENNE LED THE PRO-BEN BELLA FORCES IN THE BRIEF CIVIL WAR LAST SUMMER. HE IS NOW EXPECTED TO ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL OF THE LOYALIST ARMY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAESHWWF8HZ371L9UWGKGJX6SN8
    Media URN:
    VLVAESHWWF8HZ371L9UWGKGJX6SN8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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