• Short Summary

    Togo President Gnassingbe Eyadema and President Mathieu Kerekou of Dahomey have called on Portugal to grant immediate independence to Portuguese African territories.

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    SV helicopter landing
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    MCU Eyadema out of helicopter and welcomed by President Kerekou and other officials
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    CU Flag
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    CU Guard of honour PANT OT Eyadema inspecting same
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    MVs Eyadema meets members of the diplomatic corps (2 shots)
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    SV Eyadema and Kerekou followed by entrourgae wave to crowd
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    Initials SC/1626 SC/1640



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Togo President Gnassingbe Eyadema and President Mathieu Kerekou of Dahomey have called on Portugal to grant immediate independence to Portuguese African territories.

    Their demand came in a joint communique issued at the end of a 24 hour official visit made by President Evadema to Dahomey this month.

    The two President also agreed to reactivate the Togo-Dahomey Commission, created in 1965, to report on political, economic, Social and cultural co-operation between the two countries.

    The communique added that it was the conviction of both Presidents that the country had an inalienable right to exercise complete sovereignty over its natural resoruces. Both Presidents agreed to move rapidly towards a West African Economic Community to protect their interests.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6L8BLVWHZML6S7P68MEZV2LEN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6L8BLVWHZML6S7P68MEZV2LEN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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