• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE OF CHAD, ADDRESSED A CLOSING SESSION OF THE CHAD NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LAST WEEK.

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    PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE OF CHAD, ADDRESSED A CLOSING SESSION OF THE CHAD NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LAST WEEK. THE SESSION, WHICH HAD OPENED ON OCTOBER 31ST., APPROVED THE 1968 BUDGET.

    ADDRESSING THE ASSEMBLY, PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE SAID THAT HIS GOVERNMENT'S AIM WAS TO FORGE NATIONAL UNITY IN THE COUNTRY - "A UNITY WHICH THE COLONIALISTS AND IMPERIALISTS HAVE VAINLY TRIED TO OPPOSE."
    THE PRESIDENT WAS REFERRING TO A STATEMENT PUT OUT ON THE PREVIOUS DAY BY THE RULING CHAD PROGRESSIVE PARTY WHICH HAD WARNED THAT "FOREIGN ELEMENTS" WERE WAGING PSYCHOLOGICAL WAR IN THE COUNTRY BY SPREADING FALSE, ALARMING RUMOURS. THE STATEMENT SAID THAT THE LATEST RUMOURS, CIRCULATED IN FORT LAMY, SAID THAT THE TRADITIONAL PRAYERS MARKING THE ENDS OF THE RAMADAN MONTH OF FASTING WOULD "END IN A BLOOD-BATH." THE PARTICIPATION OF THE HEAD OF STATE AND MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT AT THIS CEREMONY, THE STATEMENT SAID, WAS THE BEST POSSIBLE DENIAL OF THESE RUMOURS.

    PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE, IN HIS SPEECH TO THE ASSEMBLY, DECLARED THAT HIS GOVERNMENT'S BASIC POLICY CONTINUED TO BE TO "FIGHT ON ALL FRONTS AGAINST UNDER-DEVELOPMENT."
    OUR ROLE, HE ADDED, IS TO ASSURE POLITICAL STABILITY IN THE COUNTRY AND BRING CONCORD AND PEACE AMONG THE POPULATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA71AE4WGXLWOU3UUNJZSLNNHW7
    Media URN:
    VLVA71AE4WGXLWOU3UUNJZSLNNHW7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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