• Short Summary

    THE SOMALI REPUBLIC PRESIDENT, ABDIRASHID ALI SHERMARKE, ARRIVED IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO A WARM RECEPTION AT THE START OF A SIX-DAY STATE VISIT TO KENYA.

  • Description

    THE SOMALI REPUBLIC PRESIDENT, ABDIRASHID ALI SHERMARKE, ARRIVED IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO A WARM RECEPTION AT THE START OF A SIX-DAY STATE VISIT TO KENYA. HE SAID HIS PURPOSE WAS TO CONSOLIDATE SOMALIA'S GROWING FRIENDSHIP WITH KENYA.

    PRESIDENT SHERMARKE'S VISIT TO KENYA MARKS A HIGH POINT IN THE RECENT RECONCILIATION BETWEEN KENYA AND SOMALIA AFTER FOUR YEARS OF BITTER HOSTILITY. IN OCTOBER THE TWO COUNTRIES AGREED TO END A LONGSTANDING BORDER DISPUTE DURING WHICH 2,000 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN FOUR YEARS.

    AFTER OCTOBER'S AGREEMENT, KENYA AND SOMALIA RESUMED TRADE AND DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS.

    PRESIDENT SHERMARKE WAS WARMLY GREETED BY PRESIDENT KENYATTA AT NAIROBI AIRPORT. DURING HIS VISIT HE IS BEING ACCOMPANIED BY THE SOMALI PRIME MINISTER, MOHAMMED IBRAHIM EGAL, THE FOREIGN MINISTER, FARAH ALI, INFORMATION MINISTER, ALI MOHAMMED OSSOBLEH, AND NEARLY THIRTY OTHER SENIOR SOMALI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    THOUSANDS OF KENYANS, CHEERING AND WAVING FLAGS, WERE AT THE AIRPORT FOR THE SOMALI LEADER'S ARRIVAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA144XYZBPUQDLBVYPMHPLWD61F
    Media URN:
    VLVA144XYZBPUQDLBVYPMHPLWD61F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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