President Sekou Toure of Guinea has arrived in Tunis for talks with Tunisian Government leaders.?
President Sekou Toure of Guinea has arrived in Tunis for talks with Tunisian Government leaders. The President had previously visited three hard-line Arab countries.
SYNOPSIS: He arrived in the Tunisian capital on Wednesday (24 January), to be met by President Habib Bourguiba and other government leaders. No details were released about the nature of the talks he was to have. However, the two north African leaders could be expected to discuss recent agreements reached between President Toure and King Hassan of Morocco, and also his recent visits to Iraq, Syria, and Libyan Jamahiriyah.
In Marrakesh, Morocco, three bilateral accords were signed between Guinea and Morocco. The three accords covered trade and tariffs, cultural and scientific exchanges, and economic and technical co-operation. In Iraq, President Toure made only a short visit, accompanied by his Prime Minister and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Education, Planning and Foreign Trade.
He had been invited by Iraqi President Hassan Al-Bakr, and the talks were said to have centred on closer bi-lateral relations and Arab and International affairs, as well as the Arab-Israeli situation.
In Syria, it was reported that President Toure discussed the latest African developments with President Hafez al-Assad.