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    THE SIXTH CONGRESS OF CHAD'S RULING PARTY, PROGRESSISTE TCHADIEN (CHAD PROGRESSIVE PARTY) OPENED IN FORT LAMY OF THURSDAY.

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    PRE-CONFERENCE FESTIVITIES; CONFERENCE.




    Initials GM/V/CCT/EEH



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    Background: THE SIXTH CONGRESS OF CHAD'S RULING PARTY, PROGRESSISTE TCHADIEN (CHAD PROGRESSIVE PARTY) OPENED IN FORT LAMY OF THURSDAY. ITS PURPOSE: TO REVIEW PAST ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLAN FUTURE POLICY.

    AMONG THE FOREIGN GUESTS ATTENDING THE INAUGURAL MEETING WERE PRESIDENTS HAMANI DIORI OF NIGER AND JEAN BEDEL BOKASSA OF THE CENTRAFRICAN REPUBLIC. OPPOSITION PARTIES WERE ABOLISHED IN CHAD IN 1962 AND THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY HAS SINCE BEEN THE COUNTRY'S SOLE POLITICAL BODY.

    CHAD'S PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE PRESIDED OVER THE CONGRESS, THE FIRST SINCE 1963, IN HIS CAPACITY AS PARTY SECRETARY-GENERAL.

    IN HIS ADDRESS, PRESIDENT DIORI TOLD THE DELEGATES THAT CHAD HAS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE EVOLUTION OF AFRICA, AND PAID HOMAGE TO CHAD'S LEADERSHIP.

    PRESIDENT BOKASSA DECLARED THAT HIS AIM SINCE COMING TO POWER HAD BEEN TO STRENGTHEN LINKS BETWEEN THE CENTRAFICAN REPUBLIC AND CHAD, ADDING THAT HIS FOREIGN POLICY WAS ONE OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP. THE MEETING LATER ADJOURNED UNTIL FRIDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1LS0JISL72EB0DHUZT9QTSH84
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LS0JISL72EB0DHUZT9QTSH84
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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