In the central African republic of Chad, a French aid delegation had held talks on the development of a sophisticated telecommunications system.
GV EXTERIOR Chamber of Commerce building in N'Djamena
GV INTERIOR Chad and French delegates seated at tables
CU Chad Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, M. Idriss Miskine
CU French Ambassador to Chad, M. Louis Dallier
CU Chad's Secretary for Foreign Affairs, M. Hisseine Alkhali
SV French and chad delegations seated (5 shots)
CU French Ambassador
CU Chad Transport Minister
GV PAN Delegates during meeting, and applauding
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Background: In the central African republic of Chad, a French aid delegation had held talks on the development of a sophisticated telecommunications system. France has already assisted in the development of telephone communications in Chad.
SYNOPSIS: The three-day talks took place at the Chamber of Commerce headquarters in the capital of N'Djamena. Chad's delegation was headed by Monsieur Idriss Miskine, the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, and France's group by Monsieur Louis Dallier, their ambassador in Chad. Another senior official who took part was Chad's Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Monsieur Hisseine Alkhali.
One of the most important aspects of the project was seen as the development of better communications in the country's interior. It was pointed out to the delegates by the French Ambassador, Monsieur Dalliery that good telecommunications were essential to the harmonious economic development of the whole country.
The Transport Minister, Monsieur Miskine, noted that France had already helped to install a new telephone exchange in Ridina and cables in N'Djamena. He said Chad depended largely on France's technological aid.