For the Record (1)

Mengistu Haile Mariam, Ethiopia's head of state, arrived in Moscow for talks with Soviet leaders. He last visitecd the Soviet Unin in November 1978, when the two countries signed a 20-year friendship treaty. The USSR has been a major supplier of arms to Ethiopia since the 1977-78 war with Somalia. With Ethiopia still troubled by Somali-backed nationalist guerrillas in the Ogaden Desert and a secessionist movement in Eritrea Province, Colonel Mengistu is expected to raise the question of further arms deliveries.

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