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City news, 09.04.2001 16:56

Algerian President in St. Petersburg.

Photo by S. Tyagin, Interpress. President of Algeria Abdelaziz Butefliqa arrived in St. Petersburg in the course of his official visit to Russia. He met Governor Yakovlev in a city government residence. Negotiations on mutually advantageous cooperation took place between the leaders. The Algerian President visited "Almaz" Shipbuilding Company, one of the city's leading enterprises. The company has a long-lasting tradition of cooperation with the Algerian Navy. 9 rocket ships for Algeria have been built here since 1967 till 1982. The Algerian guest also visited the State Hermitage Museum, where Director Mikhail Piotrovsky acted as his guide. Photo by S. Tyagin, Interpress.

News source: Interpress

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