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    M. JAQUES FOCCARD, THE SECRETARY GENERAL TO THE FRENCH PRESIDENCY ON AFRICAN AFFAIRS, PAID A?

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    M. JAQUES FOCCARD, THE SECRETARY GENERAL TO THE FRENCH PRESIDENCY ON AFRICAN AFFAIRS, PAID A SHORT VISIT TO FORT LAMY, CAPITAL OF CHAD, RECENTLY AT THE INVITATION OF CHAD'S PRESIDENT, FRANCOIS TOMBABAYE.

    DURING HIS TWENTY-FOUR HOUR VISIT, M. FOCCARD, ACCOMPANIED BY FRENCH AMBASSADOR M. FERNAND WIBAUX, HAD TALKS WITH PRESIDENT TOMBABAYE AND CHAD'S FINANCE MINISTER ABDOULAYE LAMANA.

    ON WEDNESDAY EVENING PRESIDENT TOMBABAYE GAVE A DINNER IN MR. FOCCART'S HONOUR. DURING HIS SPEECH AT THE RECEPTION THE PRESIDENT PAID TO PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S DECOLONISATION POLICY, AND HIS BROTHERLY HELP TO CHAD. HE SAID THE BI-LATERAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN FRANCE AND CHAD HAS EXCELLENT.

    REPLYING TO PRESIDENT TOMBABAYE'S SPEECH, M. FOCCART ASSURED THE PRESIDENT THAT THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES WOULD REMAIN STRONG, AS THEY HAD MANY COMMON IMPORTANT INTERESTS. THIS WAS THE REASON HE HAD COME TO CHAD, HE SAID, THE DISCUSSION OF COMMON INTERESTS. HE ECHOED PRESIDENT TOMBABAYE'S WORDS WHEN HE SAID "RELATIONS BETWEEN US ARE EXCELLENT".

    MR. FOCCART RETURNED TO PARIS ON FRIDAY MORNING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2EM9BET7BT1MFHEQC4DXCBYFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EM9BET7BT1MFHEQC4DXCBYFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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