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    Uganda's President Idi Amin arrived in Paris on Thursday (16 Sept) for a two-day stay, during which he will confer with French leaders and visit industrial and aviation installations in Toulose, southern France.

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    Uganda's President Idi Amin arrived in Paris on Thursday (16 Sept) for a two-day stay, during which he will confer with French leaders and visit industrial and aviation installations in Toulose, southern France.

    President Amin made no statement on his arrival, preferring to wait until after seeing French President Georges Pompidou, later in the day. One of the main points of discussion between the two presidents was to be the implementation of a technical co-operation agreement, which was signed by France and Uganda in 1970.

    Following an hour-long talk with the French leader, President Amin said that the discussions centred on ways to strengthen the good relationship existing between Kampala and Paris.

    SYNOPSIS: In Paris on Thursday, Uganda's President Idi Amin began a two-day visit in France. After conferring with French leaders, including President Georges Pompidou, the Ugandan leader plans to visit industrial and aviation installations in the south of France near Toulose. One of the main points for discussion in the talks between the two presidents, was implementation of a technical co-operation agreement signed by France and Uganda in 1970.

    After his hour-long talk with the French leader, President Amin told reporters that France had agreed to send technicians to Uganda. On another subject the President warned that deposed Ugandan's President Milton Obote could face corruption charges, if he returned to Kampala. Asked about recent clashes on the border between Uganda and Tanzania, President Amin said that he only wanted peace. The Ugandan leader revealed that he had stopped over in Tel-Aviv on his way to Paris. He had discussed Israeli aid in training Ugandan pilots with Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan.

    After visiting Toulose, President Amin is to return to Paris to lay a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe. On Friday evening President Amin was to be the dinner guest of French Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann. The Ugandan leader is due to leave France on Saturday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA213WEEV3N47XP93O5C2WCU31P
    Media URN:
    VLVA213WEEV3N47XP93O5C2WCU31P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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