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    The President of the Central African Republic, General Jean-Bedel Bokassa, was received by the President of the Commission of the European Economic Community, M.

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    The President of the Central African Republic, General Jean-Bedel Bokassa, was received by the President of the Commission of the European Economic Community, M. Francois Xavier Ortoli on Thursday.

    President Bokassa was in Brussels during a private visit to Belgium. He was also received by King Baudouin.

    After meeting M. Ortoli, President bokassa signed a financial agreement with the E.E.C. under which the European Development fund will provide 255 million Francs CFA to make the Rivers Lobaye and Dubongi navigable all year round.

    President Bokassa left his capital, Bangui, on September 22nd on a series of private and official visits to Haiti, Belgium and the United States. In America, he will be the guest of astronauts James Lovall and Stuart Roosa, who visited the Central African Republic in June.

    SYNOPSIS: A guest at the European Economic commission's headquarters in Brussels on Thursday was the President of the Central African Republic, General Jean-Bedel Bokassa. President Bokassa left his capital of Bangui a week before for a series of private and official visits which are taking him to Haiti and the United States as well as Belgium where he was being received by King Baudouin and the President of the Commissioners of the European Economic Community, Monsieur Francois Xavier Ortoli. He met Monsieur Ortoli at the E.E.C.'s headquarters.

    At the meeting, President Bokassa signed an agreement with the E.E.C. which will provide 255 million C.F.A. Francs to make the Rivers Lobaye and Dubongi - which at present are silted up for three months - navigable all year round.

    After his visit to Belgium, which was a private one despite his receptions by Monsieur Ortoli and King Baudouin, President Bokassa goes on the Haiti. He ten visits then visits the United States as guest of astronauts James Lovell and Stuart Roosa who visited his country in June.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7G6YYHJBOEED770X09C9SX721
    Media URN:
    VLVA7G6YYHJBOEED770X09C9SX721
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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