President Jean Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic arrived in Belgrade on Wednesday (3 May) at the start of a five-day official visit to Yugoslavia.
President Jean Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic arrived in Belgrade on Wednesday (3 May) at the start of a five-day official visit to Yugoslavia. He and his wife were greeted at the airport by President Tito. The Yugoslavian President's wife was also at the airport to welcome the African leader.
On Thursday (4 May), it was announced that the two leaders had held two hours of official talks on international problems and bilateral relations.
They also reviewed the development of the policy of non-alignment and the activity of non-aligned countries in the past few years as well as their further actions in future.
As a banquet on Wednesday night, President Tito called for urgent assistance from the international community to secure freedom and independence for millions of Africans living under what was called colonial domination. The Yugoslav leader said the liquidation of colonialism didn't concern Africa alone, but all the countries of the world. Because, as he said, "this is the condition for safeguarding peace and equal international cooperation".
President Tito also said there was no place for indifferent watching of events happening in any part of the world, because hotbeds of crisis endanger peace.