• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENTS OF MALI, NIGER, AND SUDAN ARRIVED IN OUAGADOUGOU, UPPER VOLTA, ON MONDAY, FOR TALKS WITH PRESIDENT LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA.

  • Description

    THE PRESIDENTS OF MALI, NIGER, AND SUDAN ARRIVED IN OUAGADOUGOU, UPPER VOLTA, ON MONDAY, FOR TALKS WITH PRESIDENT LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA. THOUSANDS OF CHEERING PEOPLE LINED THE STREETS AS THE FOUR HEADS OF STATE DROVE IN OPEN CARS TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE WHERE THEIR TALKS BEGAN IMMEDIATELY.

    PRESIDENT LAMIZANA AND MALI'S PRESIDENT MODIBO KEITA, WHO ARRIVED EARLY FOR A FIVE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO UPPER VOLTA, WERE AT THE AIRPORT TO WELCOME PRESIDENT HAMANI DIORI, OR NIGER AND PRESIDENT ISMAIL AZHARI, OF SUDAN. DURING THEIR TALKS THE HEADS OF STATE DISCUSSED COMMON AFRICAN PROBLEMS AND RE-AFFIRMED THE NEED FOR INTER-AFRICAN COOPERATION. THEY ALSO DECIDED TO STUDY A PROJECT FOR A MEAT MARKET OPEN TO ANY INTERESTED AFRICAN STATE. THE MALI AND UPPER VOLTA PRESIDENTS ACCEPTED INVITATIONS FROM THE SUDANESE HEAD OF STATE TO VISIT SUDAN, BUT NO DATE WAS FIXED.

    PRESIDENTS DIORI AND AZHARI RETURNED ON MONDAY TO NIGER WHERE THE SUDANESE PRESIDENT WAS ON A NINE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT. BEFORE LEAVING FOR UPPER VOLTA, PRESIDENTS DIORI AND AZHARI DISCUSSED WAYS OF STRENGTHENING AFRICAN INDEPENDENCE, PREVENTING ATTEMPTS AT SUBVERSION AND SECESSION AND HARMONISING REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES.

    TODAY (THURSDAY), PRESIDENT MODIBO KEITA VISITED UPPER VOLTA'S SECOND LARGEST TOWN, BOBO DIOULASSO, AS PART OF HIS OFFICIAL VISIT. HE WAS ALSO PRESENTED WITH A HORSE IN FULL HARNESS AS A GIFT FROM THE TOWN OF OUAGADOUGOU. DURING HIS VISIT HE SAW AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES IN UPPER VOLTA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7QKH53GSHARPLLTEAHJNO0U0M
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QKH53GSHARPLLTEAHJNO0U0M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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