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    M. Ahmadou Tidiane Sano, guinea's new ambassador to Chad, presented his credentials to president Tombalbaye?

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    M. Ahmadou Tidiane Sano, guinea's new ambassador to Chad, presented his credentials to president Tombalbaye on Monday (23 July) at Government House.

    The new ambassador, in residence in neighbouring Zaire, told the President he was happy and proud to have been appointed to the post by the Guinea Democratic Party. Throughout their histories, Chad and Guinea had had similar aspirations, he said: liberty and the freedom of Africa.

    He expressed the fraternal greetings of President Ahmed Sekou Toure of Guinea.

    In response, President Tombalbaye said the dignity, independence and unity of Africa were sacred principles for both nations.

    SYNOPSIS: The new Guinea ambassador to Chad, M. Ahmadou Tidiane Sano, presented his credentials to President Francois Tombalbaye in Fort Lamy on Monday. M. Sano, who will live in neighbouring Zaire, was greeted at Government headquarters by several cabinet members.

    Among them were General Djogo, the chief of the military cabinet and M. Baba Hassan, the foreign affairs minister.

    President Tombalbaye said he welcomed the ambassador's arrival as another sign of the warmth and understanding between their two nations. He said that dignity, independence and the unity of Africa were sacred principles to both countries. M. Sano said that throughout their histories both countries had the same aspirations -- liberty and freedom.

    M. Sano said Africans must stop splitting themselves into West and east, North or south. Why could not Africans reject narrow considerations and consolidate into a true African community. He said he was confident that the people of Africa would find a way.

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