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).
GV EXT Building
GV Gowon and Tombalbaye
SV Delegates seated (2 shots)
GV Tombalbayes speaks (2 shots)
SV Gowon speaks, TILT TO Tombalbaye and others listening
LV Two leaders drink toast
MV Fireworks display (4 shots)
GV Fort Lamy Town Hall
SV PAN Gowon inspecting troops and meets Mayor of Fort Lamy
GV INT Gowon and others seated
MV Tombalbaye speaks and guests applaud
SVs Gowon signing book (2 shots)
GOWON AND TOMBALBAYE AT RECEPTION MEETING: TOMBALBAYE SPEAKING: GOWON SPEAKING: TWO ??? DRINKING TOAST: FIREWORKS DISPLAY: GOWON INSPECTS GUARD OF HONOUR: RECEPTION MEETING ???UES INSIDE TOWN HALL.
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Background: 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.