SYNOPSIS: President Francois Tombalbaye of Chad arrived in ??? on Friday at the start of?
SYNOPSIS: President Francois Tombalbaye of Chad arrived in ??? on Friday at the start of a four day official visit to Lebanon. He was met at the airport by President Suleiman Franjieh and other officials.
The two Presidents were to have several rounds of talks over the four days... discussing ??? relations and the Middle East situation.
Relations between Chad and Lebanon have been excellent since Chad and four other African States severed relations with Israel. This question was one of the first to come up when President Tombalbaye arrived. At a news conference, he was asked if he though more african states would follow Chad's lead and sever relations with Israel.
The president replied that in the 12 years since most African states had attainted their independence, Israel had been more active than the Arab states in Africa. President Tombalbaye said it was now time for the Arabs to be more active.
During his visit President Tombalbaye also met Lebanese bankers and industrialists.