President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia arrived at Abidjan Airport in the Ivory coast on Wednesday (26 December), for talks with the Ivory coast President, M.
President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia arrived at Abidjan Airport in the Ivory coast on Wednesday (26 December), for talks with the Ivory coast President, M. Felix Houphouet-Boigny. The visit is one of a series President Bourguiba is having during his current tour of several Africa countries. He is discussing the Middle East situation and bilateral relations with the African leaders.
President Bourguiba flew in on an Air Zaire aircraft, and he was given a full military welcome at the airport.t President Houphouet-Boigny was there to meet his guest, and a large crowd gave President Bourguiba an enthusiastic reception.
On arrival, the Tunisian President said that he was sure that his present tou??? would serve to forge closer links between African, Arab, and European countries. He said he believed deeply in co-operation between all three, and he said, it was because of aid agreements "that we can rise out of our isolation, our misery, or slavery."
After having lunch together, the two leaders spent most of the afternoon in private talks. The thirteen-man delegation accompanying President Bourouiba included the Tunisian Foreign Minister, Mahomet Masmoudi. On Thursday (27 December), President Bourguiba left the Ivory Coast on the next leg of his tour -- this time to Dakar in Senegal where he was to confer with President Leopold Sedar Senghor.
SYNOPSIS: Local dancers were part of the welcoming party at Abidjan Airport in the Ivory coast on Thursday, to welcome the arrival of President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia. President Bourguiba is currently on a tour of African countries, and during the twenty-four hour visit to Abidjan, he was due to have talks with President Houphouet-Boigny.
President Houphouet-Boigny was at the Airport to welcome his guest, and the visitor was given an enthusiastic reception by the large crowd. During his African tour, President Bourguiba is discussing the Middle East situation and bilateral relations with the African leaders. He had flown to the Ivory Coast from Zaire, where he had talks with President Mobutu. In zaire the two Presidents had pledged to work for increased co-operation between their two countries over a wide range of interests.
At Abidjan, President Bourguiba said that he was sure that his present tour would help to forge closer links between African, Arab and European countries. He said he believed deeply in co-operation between all three
However, he also pointed out that it was because of aid agreements that they had been able to rise out of their isolation, misery and slavery. The two Presidents had lunch together, and then began a private session of talks, before holding a more formal session.