President William Tolbert of the West African state of Liberia had been holding talks in Nigeria with the Nigerian President, general Yakubu Gowon.
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Background: President William Tolbert of the West African state of Liberia had been holding talks in Nigeria with the Nigerian President, general Yakubu Gowon.
President Tolbert was welcomed at Lagos airport, at the start of his two-day official visit by a 21-gun salute and a guard of honour. He was greeted by General Gowon and his Civil Commissioners (Ministers), the Armed Forces Chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps.
The two presidents then drove at the head of a motorcade to the centre of Lagos. Later president Tolbert went to General Gowon's office at the Dodan Barracks for a formal meeting.
At a press conference before he left lagos, President Tolbert deplored he widening gap between the rich and poor nations of the world. He said developing countries, especially those in africa, should pool their resources and work together towards economic and social advancement. A communique said Liberia and Nigeria had agreed to initiate moves to boost rade and other economic contacts between the two West African states.
President Tolbert's visit to the Nigerian capital came one day after he President of Niger, Hamani Diori, had been there.