The Presidents of the member states of OCAMM (Organisation Commune Africaine, Malgache at Mauricienne) met in a summit conference at Fort Lamy, Chad, on the 28th and 29th January.
SV Pan from dancers to summit building in Fort Lamy
LV Pan from flags of OCAMM to building
SCU Sign on building
SV Int. OCAMM plaque
SV Heads of state seated (2 shots)
LV President Tombalbaye speaks (FRENCH SOUND ON FILM)
LV Heads of state applaud
SV Banner "Vive l'OCAMM"
GV Delegates' cars
LV Crowd under banner "Vive l'Unite Tchadienne" (2 shots)
GV Party headquarters
LV Heads of state take seats for closing session
CU Pan Presidents Bokassa, Maga, Lamizana, Ahidjo, Ivory coast F.M. Assouan Ussher, Mauritanian delegate
CU OCAMM Secretary General Falilou Kane speaks (FRENCH SOUND ON FILM)
CU President Tombalbaye (FRENCH SOUND ON FILM)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: PRES. TOMBALBAYE: "Nous Tchadiens croyons......
...pour le moins laborieux."
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 14: GEN. KANE: "La conference....
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ: 15: "Nous a amene ici......
....marche commun African."
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Background: The Presidents of the member states of OCAMM (Organisation Commune Africaine, Malgache at Mauricienne) met in a summit conference at Fort Lamy, Chad, on the 28th and 29th January. Originally the conference was to have been held earlier but it was postponed until 28th January to coincide with the 11th anniversary of Chad's independence.
In his opening address, President Francois Tombalbaye, re-elected President of OCAMM for another term, said that Chadians believed in cooperation and solidarity and he hoped that other African states would soon join OCAMM.
M. Falilou Kane, Secretary General of OCAMM, in his closing session speech, deplored the increasing interference by European leaders in the internal affairs of African states. He protested against the denigration of African states by European politicians.
In his closing speech, President Tombalbaye called upon member states to form an effective African common market.