President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire continued his four-nation French-speaking West African tour with a three-day visit to the Ivory Coast during the week.
President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire continued his four-nation French-speaking West African tour with a three-day visit to the Ivory Coast during the week. He spent the first two days of his visit in talks with President Felix Houphouet-Boigny at the Ivorian leader's birthplace in the northern village of Yamoussoukro.
SYNOPSIS: The two leaders returned to Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast, on Wednesday, with President Mobutu in his traditional leaopard-skin cap. A news bulletin issued by the government-owned broad-casting organisation said no official details of their talks were released. But it did say that the Ivory Coast and Zaire had generally adopted similar positions on African and international problems, and that it could be assumed the two presidents paid particular attention to the problems of southern Africa.
President Mobutu earlier visited Togo and Senegal, where he took part in celebrations marking President Leopold Senghor's seventieth birthday. He was flying home to Zaire via Gabon. It was his first visit to the Ivory Coast for more than seven years.