INTRODUCTION: Sudan and Djibouti have cancelled for an end to foreign intervention in the Horn of Africa and have agreed to work together for peace and stability in the area.
CU President Nimeiri and wife greet President Hassan Gouled and his wife, and both presidents receive flowers. (2 SHOTS)
SV & CU President Gouled meets officials.(3 SHOTS)
GV Flags of both nations. (2 SHOTS)
SV & CU Two Presidents mount rostrum inspecting guard of honour.
SV PAN Two Presidents leave tarmac.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Sudan and Djibouti have cancelled for an end to foreign intervention in the Horn of Africa and have agreed to work together for peace and stability in the area. This was announced on Tuesday (21 April) at the end of a three day official visit to the Sudan by President Hassan Gouled of Djibouti.
SYNOPSIS: President Gouled and his wife arrived in Khartoum on Saturday (18 April) and received a friendly welcome from Sudanese President Jaafar Nimeiri, Madame Nimeiri and leading government officials. Djibouti's President has recently visited Somalia for talks with President Mohamed Siad Barre about Ethiopia's Ogaden region which is claimed by Somalia.
Similar discussions took place between President Gouled and the Sudanese President. At the end of his talks in Khartoum, President Gouled said the two sides had voiced a full and sincere commitment to finding suitable circumstances for attaining security, stability and understanding among the people of the Horn of Africa. The two leaders intended to do all they could to restore peace in the region.
The Djibouti President and President Nimeiri called for an end to foreign interference in the Horn. They stressed their support for the principles of co-existence and non-interference in internal affairs. Their talks were also believed to have covered the Ethiopian Red Sea province of Eritrea where secessionist forces oppose government troops. And they reviewed the tense situation between Somalia and Kenya over the ethnically Somali areas of northern Kenya.
On the problem of Chad, the two countries underlined the importance of finding a solution through the efforts of the Committee of 12 set up by the Organisation of African Unity.