• Short Summary

    General Yakubu Gowon, the Nigerian head of state, was warmly welcomed with a military guard of honour and fireworks display in Fort Lamy, the capital of Chad, when he arrived on his five-day official visit on Thursday (December 7).

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    General Yakubu Gowon, the Nigerian head of state, was warmly welcomed with a military guard of honour and fireworks display in Fort Lamy, the capital of Chad, when he arrived on his five-day official visit on Thursday (December 7). President Francois Tombalbaye, greeting him, said he hoped the visit would further the cause of peace in Africa.

    Later, President Gowon toured outlying regions in Chad before returning to Fort Lamy to resume talks on various topics with President Tombalbaye and members of his government.

    SYNOPSIS: The visit to Chad of the Nigerian head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, began on Thursday with a warm welcome on his arrival in Fort Lamy, the country's capital. He was greeted personally by his host, President Francois Tombalbaye, who said he hoped General Gown's visit would further the cause of peace in Africa.

    General Gowon agreed that they lived in a very difficult period, and that together they would search for peace in Africa and the world, barring the way to enemies whose numbers would increase.

    The reception laid on for Chad's important guest included a fireworks display and a guard of honour.

    At the inspection of ??? guard outside Fort L??? Hal??? General Gowon also ??? city's ???.

    The reception continued inside the Town Hall and i???e day following his arrival General Gowon want on to visit the outlying regions of Chad--returning to Fort Lamy on Sunday to continue talks on various topics with President Tombalbaye.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1M7CUWNMOROJ5R8FHPFCX62SR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1M7CUWNMOROJ5R8FHPFCX62SR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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