Mr. Sorou Migan Apithy, a member of the Dahomey's three-man Presidential Council, called on France's?
Mr. Sorou Migan Apithy, a member of the Dahomey's three-man Presidential Council, called on France's President Georges Pompidou at the Elysee Palace yesterday (Monday).
A former President and Prime Minister of Dahomey, M. Apithy also served as a Deputy for his country in the French National Assembly from 1946 to 1958.
No official statements were given after M. Apithy's visit to the Elysee, but observers report that one of the subjects undoubtedly discussed was the possibility of President Pompidou visiting Dahomey in 1972, a promise he made to President Maga when the Dahomey Head of State called on him in the Ivory Coast during M. Pompidou's African tour last February.
The system of Presidency by rotation was instituted by the Military Directorate which assumed power in Dahomey in 1969. President Maga's term ends in 1972, when he will be succeeded by M. Justin Ahomadegbe: and in 1972, M. Apithy will take over the reins of power.