• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT BONGO OF GABON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ARRIVED IN PARIS ON A PRIVATE VISIT DURING WHICH HE WILL HAVE TALKS WITH FRENCH OFFICIALS, AND WILL HAVE A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT BONGO OF GABON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ARRIVED IN PARIS ON A PRIVATE VISIT DURING WHICH HE WILL HAVE TALKS WITH FRENCH OFFICIALS, AND WILL HAVE A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE.

    ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT PRESIDENT BONGO'S FIRST VISIT TO THE FRENCH CAPITAL, IT IS HIS FIRST VISIT SINCE HE ASSUMED POWER IN GABON FOLLOWING THE ILLNESS AND DEATH OF THE LATE PRESIDENT MBA IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR.

    PRESIDENT BONGO SERVED AS VICE-PRESIDENT OF GABON UNDER PRESIDENT MBA SINCE MARCH, 1967. AT 30 HE IS THE YOUNGEST PRESIDENT IN AFRICAN, AND HAS BEEN PROMINENT IN GABONESE PUBLIC AFFAIRS FROM THE PAST SEVEN YEARS.

    PRESIDENT BONGO SAID HE HOPED TO CONTINUE THE LEAD SET BY THE LATE PRESIDENT MBA IN IMPROVING GABON'S ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL RELATIONS WITH OVERSEAS COUNTRIES. HE ALSO HOPED TO ATTRACT FOREIGN INVESTMENT TO GABON.

    DURING HIS STAY IN FRANCE HE WILL HAVE DISCUSSIONS ON ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION, AND ON RESUMING PROJECTS SUSPENDED DURING PRESIDENT MBA'S ILLNESS.

    PRESIDENT BONGO IS ACCOMPANIED BY TWO GABONESE MINISTERS, M. LEON MEBIANE, MINISTER OF WORKS, AND MR. EMILE KASSA MAPSI, MINISTER OF ECONOMICS AND PLANNING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4WGGXPZ3Y5DJ8GACYOK0BI8RT
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WGGXPZ3Y5DJ8GACYOK0BI8RT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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