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    HERR WALTER ULBRICHT, THE EAST GERMAN LEADER, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) VISITED THE ASWAN HIGH DAM PROJECT ON THE NILE.

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    HERR WALTER ULBRICHT, THE EAST GERMAN LEADER, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) VISITED THE ASWAN HIGH DAM PROJECT ON THE NILE. HE RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME. A LARGE CROWD OF MEN WORKING ON THE PROJECT CARRYING PLACARDS AND PICTURES OF HERR ULBRICHT GREETED HIM.

    THE EAST GERMAN LEADER SPENT ABOUT NINETY MINUTES WALKING AROUND THE DAM. THE FIRST SECTION WAS OPENED BY PRESIDENT NASSER AND THE FORMER SOVIET LEADER, MR. KHRUSHCHEV LAST MAY. HERR ULBRICHT WAS SHOWN THE HUGE DIVERSION CHANNEL -- A CANYON ABOUT 80 METRES (260 FEET) DEEP OUT THROUGH SOLID GRANITE. IT CONTROLS THE FLOW OF WATER THROUGH THE DAM.

    HERR ULBRICHT CONGRATULATED THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE ON THEIR CREATIVE POWER AND DILIGENCE. HE SAID THE DAM WAS "A SYMBOL OF THE STRENGTH AND FORCE OF AFRICA LIBERATING HERSELF".

    WHEN IT IS COMPLETE -- ABOUT 1968 -- THE DAM WILL ALTER THE AGRICULTURAL MAP OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC. THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF DESERT LAND WILL BE IRRIGATED AND BROUGHT INTO PRODUCTION.

    THE EAST GERMAN LEADER LATER FLEW BACK TO CAIRO. HIS WEEK-LONG VISIT TO THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, HAS RESULTED IN STRAINED RELATIONS BETWEEN CAIRO AND WEST GERMANY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZH90YL5TO4VWDFGQVKH5KHXL
    Media URN:
    VLVAZH90YL5TO4VWDFGQVKH5KHXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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