The President of Chad, Felix Malloum, returned to N'Djamena on Saturday (21 August) after a seven-day tour of central African states.
The President of Chad, Felix Malloum, returned to N'Djamena on Saturday (21 August) after a seven-day tour of central African states. The last country that General Malloum visited was the Congo, where he arrived on Friday (20 August).
SYNOPSIS: General Malloum flew into the Congo to have talks with President Marien Ngouabi. Bur the Congolese President was on holiday at the northern town of Owando, so General Malloum was met at Brazzaville airport by Mr. Tchicaya Thysteri, representing his president. Reuters, quoting government sources, said that the two Presidents would discuss relations between their tow countries and the situation in central Africa during talks at Owando. The troubles in southern Africa were also expected to be on the agenda but no official communique was released at the end of General Malloum's visit.
General Malloum started his central African tour on the 15th of August with a visit to Gabon. He met the Gabonese President, Omar Bongo, and joined in celebrations marking the country's 16th anniversary of independence. The General then flew on to Kinshasa for a meeting with the Zaire President, Mobutu Sese Seko. It was the Chad President's first visit to Zaire since he became Head of state in April, 1975. Then General Malloum went on to the Congo before returning to Chad.