• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NKRUMAH OF GHANA - ON HIS WAY TO HANOI AND PEKING FOR TALKS ON THE VIETNAM SITUATION - LEFT CAIRO ON TUESDAY MORNING AFTER BRIEF TALKS THERE WITH PRESIDENT NASSER.

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    PRESIDENT NKRUMAH LEAVING CAIRO, GREETED IN KARACHI BY PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN AND GREETED IN NEW DELHI BY MRS. INDIRA GANDHI.




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    EDITORS: WE REFER YOU ALSO TO PROD. NO. 1792/66 "PRESIDENT NKRUMAH ARRIVES CAIRO" SERVICED YESTERDAY - TUESDAY.

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    Background: PRESIDENT NKRUMAH OF GHANA - ON HIS WAY TO HANOI AND PEKING FOR TALKS ON THE VIETNAM SITUATION - LEFT CAIRO ON TUESDAY MORNING AFTER BRIEF TALKS THERE WITH PRESIDENT NASSER. A FEW HOURS LATER HE LANDED AT KARACHI WHERE HE WAS GREETED BY PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN OF PAKISTAN BEFORE FLYING ON TO NEW DELHI FOR A MEETING WITH INDIA'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI.

    PRESIDENT NKRUMAH WAS SEEN OFF FROM CAIRO AIRPORT BY PRESIDENT GAMEL ABDEL NASSER - HIS HOST. THE TWO MEN HAD TALKS IN CAIRO - BUT NO COMMUNIQUE WAS RELEASED.

    AT KARACHI AIRPORT PRESIDENT NKRUMAH WAS WELCOMED BY PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN AND THE PAKISTAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. ZULFICA ALI BHUTTO. HE STAYED IN KARACHI FOR TWO HOURS AND HAD A SHORT PRIVATE MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT.

    MRS. INDIRA GANDHI WAS WAITING AT NEW DELHI AIRPORT TO GREET PRESIDENT NKRUMAH WHEN HE ARRIVED. AFTER TALKS WITH THE NEW PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA, PRESIDENT NKRUMAH TOLD NEWSMEN THAT DURING HIS VISIT TO HANOI HE MIGHT EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY OF A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT TO THE VIETNAM WAR BUT HE HAD NO SPECIFIC PROPOSALS TO OFFER. HE WAS NOT GOING TO HANOI ON ANY MISSION, HE SAID. SPEAKING IN NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT NKRUMAH SAID HE WAS ALSO TRYING "TO RAISE QUESTIONS DIRECTLY AFFECTING THE AFRICAN CONTINENT" WITH WORLD LEADERS HE WAS MEETING ON THE TRIP.

    PRESIDENT NKRUMAH HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN VIETNAM PEACE MOVES IN RECENT MONTHS AND IS GOING TO HANOI AT THE INVITATION OF THE NORTH VIETNAMESE PRESIDENT, HO CHI MINH. HE VISITED PEKING IN 1961 AND IS RETURNING ON THIS TOUR FOR MORE MEETINGS WITH CHINESE LEADERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4AICW157QROKY6TA2NLU8YI4K
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AICW157QROKY6TA2NLU8YI4K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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