• Short Summary

    The leader of the Gabonese Republic, President Omar Bongo, held talks with the French President Georges Pompidou in Paris on Thursday (14 February).

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    GV EXTERIOR Elysee Palace with flag flying
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    2.
    GV Car into courtyard in front of guard of honour, President Bongo out of car, greeted, and walks up steps (9 shots)
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    CU Gabonese flag on car
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    4.
    SV President Bongo shakes hands with President Pompidou on steps surrounded by newsmen
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    5.
    SCU Newsmen and policeman
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    6.
    SV TILT DOWN TO President Bongo into car with aide (2 shots)
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    7.
    CU Elysee guards
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    8.
    MV PAN Car drives off into night
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    Initials BB/2346 BL/DW/BB/0009



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The leader of the Gabonese Republic, President Omar Bongo, held talks with the French President Georges Pompidou in Paris on Thursday (14 February). They discussed new agreement between their countries.

    The talks between the two heads of state were held at the Elysee Palace, during President Bongo's ten-day visit to France.

    The new co-operation agreements were signed on Tuesday (12 February). The covered French imports of Gabonese oil and -- in effect -- meant that France would pay the Gabonese asking price for uranium, in return for greater supplies of oil.

    France is not chort of uranium and the French Atomic Energy Authority and other French consortia mine most of the Gabonese Republic's deposits.

    but despite a preferred status with the Arab countries, France is still short of oil.

    The agreements also provided for a small contingent of French troops to be maintained int he Gabonese Republic.

    The talks between Presidents Bongo and Pompidou ended without an official statement.

    The Gabonese President was expected to leave France a few days later.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3LCO5FO0WL3AW54RRUL1S62Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LCO5FO0WL3AW54RRUL1S62Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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