• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA ARRIVED IN TUNIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR A PLANNED FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT TO FIND THAT HIS HOST, PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA, HAD BEEN STRICKEN WITH A SERIOUS HEART ATTACK IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING.

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    PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA ARRIVED IN TUNIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR A PLANNED FIVE-DAY STATE VISIT TO FIND THAT HIS HOST, PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA, HAD BEEN STRICKEN WITH A SERIOUS HEART ATTACK IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING. HE IMMEDIATELY CALLED OFF THE VISIT AND SAID HE WOULD RETURN TO MAURITANIA WITHIN 24 HOURS.

    PRESIDENT DADDAH WAS GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE TUNISIAN VICE-PRESIDENT, M. BAHI LAGDAM, BY THE FOREIGN MINISTER, M. HABIB BOURGUIBA JUNIOR (WHO IS PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA'S SON) AND THE BY THE FOREIGN MINISTER'S WIFE. PRESIDENT DADDAH HAD BEEN DUE TO ADDRESS THE TUNISIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, HAVE TALKS WITH THE TUNISIAN GOVERNMENT AND VISIT A STEELWORKS AND OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST IN TUNISIA.

    PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA WAS STATED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO BE IN A SATISFACTORY CONDITION AFTER HIS HEART ATTACK. AN OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY HIS DOCTORS SAID THAT THE ILLNESS WAS TAKING A NORMAL COURSE, AND THEY HAD ORDERED HIM TO TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS' REST. TONIGHT HE WAS UNDER THE CARE OF ONE OF FRANCE'S TOP HEART SPECIALIST, PROFESSOR JEAN LENEGRE, WHO HAD BEEN FLOWN IN EARLIER IN THE DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y5Z1124105UX19JPI46419S4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y5Z1124105UX19JPI46419S4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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