• Short Summary

    President Pompidou of France, who returned to France on Friday (January 28) after a four-day West African tour, received his most tumultuous welcome in Chad--the former French colony which still receives much aid in French cash and from resident civil and military experts.

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    President Pompidou of France, who returned to France on Friday (January 28) after a four-day West African tour, received his most tumultuous welcome in Chad--the former French colony which still receives much aid in French cash and from resident civil and military experts.

    M. Pompidou's tour, which also took him to Niger, another former French colony, was part of a series of visits--both past and to come--in France's continuing interest in maintaining positions of strength in its ex-colonies in Africa. A French military presence in Chad, for example, has been helping fight northern border guerrillas there, and Chad has received some four million pounds (sterling) in aid for social and economic projects alone since it gained independence in 1960. And on his latest visit last week, President Pompidou promised Chadian President Francois Tombalbaye continued effective military aid, and said he would not leave him to cope with the guerrilla problem alone. The number of French technical experts working in Chad, meanwhile, has risen steadily since 1962 to a current 635.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA43HX4V19H07HJ9C8TQJP2OKC2
    Media URN:
    VLVA43HX4V19H07HJ9C8TQJP2OKC2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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