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    The Federal leader of Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon, has agreed to visit Pakistan at the invitation of President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

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    The Federal leader of Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon, has agreed to visit Pakistan at the invitation of President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. No date has been sot for the visit, but it would be the General's first to the sub-continent since he became leader in 1966.

    The invitation was given by President Bhutte during his short visit to Leges which began on Sunday night (4 June).

    The President, accompanied by Mrs. Bhutto, was welcomed at Lages Airport by demonstrators carrying banners stating "Long live Gowon" and "Long live Bhutto".

    He was greeted by General Gown, and after inspecting a guard of honour, the two leaders retired for private talks.

    Reviewing the Inde-Pakistani dispute, they expressed the hope that the forthcoming meeting between President Bhutto and the Indian prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, would help bring about a durable peace.

    The two leaders also reaffirmed their support for nationalist struggles in Africa and agreed on the need to strengthen Afre-Asian solidarity.

    SYNOPSIS: An aircraft carrying Pakistan's President Zulfikar Ali Bhutte and Mrs. Bhutto arrives at Lages Airport, in Nigeria, to be met by demonstrators carrying welcoming banners. The President was greeted by the Federal leader of Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon. The visit was a brief one in the Pakistan leader's busy goodwill tour of African countries.

    President Bhutte had flown in from Khartoum. After being presented with a floral tribute, the pakistan leader inspected a guard of honour. One of the first acts of he President was to invite General Gowon to visit Pakistan. The offer was accepted, but he date has been yet set for the visit. It would be General Gowon's first visit to the sub-continent since he became leader in 1966.

    The airport welcome over, the two leaders retired for private talks during which they discussed the Inda-Pakistan dispute. Both expressed the hope that the forthcoming meeting between President Bhutto and the Indian prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, would help bring about a durable peace. The two leaders also reaffirmed their support for nationalist struggles in Africa and agreed on the need to strengthen Afre-Asian solidarity.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1YBCO79HAJBYM308P9L9ZTQ67
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YBCO79HAJBYM308P9L9ZTQ67
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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