The President of the Republic of Niger -- Lieutenant-Colonel Seyni Kounche -- paid a flying visit to Dahomey on his way home to Niger on Monday (12 May).
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Background: The President of the Republic of Niger -- Lieutenant-Colonel Seyni Kounche -- paid a flying visit to Dahomey on his way home to Niger on Monday (12 May).
President Kounche, who was on his way home from a three-day official visit to Ghana, was greeted at the airport by leading military figures in Dahomey. He was also welcomed by Lieutenant-Colonel Mathieu Kerekou, Dahomey's President.
After reviewing members of the Dahomey armed forces, members of the National Political Bureau and the diplomatic corps, he went straight into talks with his Dahomey counterpart.
Following his three-day visit to Ghana, Niger's head of State said experts from Ghana and Niger had initiated useful steps towards the conclusion of several important agreements in the political, legal, economic, commercial, scientific and other fields.