President Albert Bernard Bongo of Gabon arrived at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday (27th October) at the start of a four-day visit to Britain.
President Albert Bernard Bongo of Gabon arrived at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday (27th October) at the start of a four-day visit to Britain. He is on his way back to Gabon after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week. It was his first official visit to Britain.
Many members of the diplomatic corps and government dignitaries were at the airport to greet the Gabonese President. A guard of honour paraded on the tarmac, and Gabon's flag was flown from several flagstaffs.
During his visit President Bongo will have talks with the British Government on african and other international questions. Also on his itinerary is a luncheon with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (28th October), a visit to the House of Commons to meet members of the British Branch of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and talks with Sir Alec Douglas-Home on United Nations problems, east-west relations, and trade and cultural relations between Britain and Gabon.
Before leaving Britain, President Bongo will also have the opportunity of seeing the Rolls Royce car plant in Cheshire, and attending a Manchester luncheon in his honour, given by the Hawker-Siddeley aircraft company.