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    FIELD MARSHAL ABDEL HAKIM AMER, FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, HEADED A TOP-LEVEL MILITARY AND ECONOMIC DELEGATION WHICH ARRESTED IN MOSCOW ON WEDNESDAY (23 NOVEMBER).

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    FIELD MARSHAL ABDEL HAKIM AMER, FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, HEADED A TOP-LEVEL MILITARY AND ECONOMIC DELEGATION WHICH ARRESTED IN MOSCOW ON WEDNESDAY (23 NOVEMBER). THE FIELD MARSHAL, PRESIDENT NASSER'S FIRST DEPUTY, HAD BEEN DIVERTED TO LENINGRAD ON HIS WAY, BECAUSE MOSCOW AIRPORT WAS FOG-BOUND. HE REACHED THE SOVIET CAPITAL BY OVERNIGHT TRAIN. HE WAS GIVEN A FULL-SCALE MILITARY WELCOME AT THE LENINGRADSKY STATION AND OFFICIALS THERE TO MEET HIM INCLUDED MR. KIRILL MAZUROV, SOVIET FIRST DEPUTY PREMIER, AND MR. ALEXANDER SHELEPIN. LATER FIELD MARSHAL AMER CALLED ON SOVIET PRESIDENT NIKOLAI PODGORNY AND PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN.

    FIELD MARSHAL AMER'S VISIT, SCHEDULED TO LAST A WEEK, FOLLOWED A TRIP TO CAIRO SIX MOTHS AGO BY SOVIET PRIME MINSTER KOSYGIN.

    REPORTS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) INDICATED THAT THE DELEGATION WAS DISCUSSING EXCLUSIVELY THE QUESTION OF MILITARY AID FROM THE SOVIET UNION. FIELD MARSHAL AMER WAS REPORTED TO HAVE REFERRED TO "NEW TENSION" IN THE MIDDLE EAST IN A SPEECH AT A MOSCOW FRIENDSHIP MEETING ON THURSDAY.

    EARLIER IT HAD BEEN BELIEVED THAT THE MISSION WAS DISCUSSING ECONOMIC QUESTIONS AS WELL AS MILITARY TOPICS BECAUSE OF THE INCLUSION OF THE PLANING MINISTER, MOHAMED LABIB SHOUKAIR. INFORMED SOURCES SAID THAT PART OF MR. SHOUKAIR'S RESPONSIBILITIES WAS PLANNING PURCHASES ABROAD, INCLUDING MILITARY SUPPLIES, AND THAT WAS THE REASON FOR HIS PRESENCE IN THE MISSION.

    ON THURSDAY, FIELD MARSHAL AMER PAID A SECOND CALL ON MR KOSYGIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF16F87Z1U3XCGCH4G7QNLDEID
    Media URN:
    VLVAF16F87Z1U3XCGCH4G7QNLDEID
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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