• Short Summary

    GHANA'S HEAD OF STATE, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, HAS ENDED A FIVE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO UPPER VOLTA THAT INCLUDED A TOUR OF THE PROVINCES AND TALKS WITH PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA.

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    GHANA'S HEAD OF STATE, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, HAS ENDED A FIVE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO UPPER VOLTA THAT INCLUDED A TOUR OF THE PROVINCES AND TALKS WITH PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA.

    THE GHANAIAN LEADER ARRIVED IN OUAGADOUGOU ON 27 JANUARY. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL LAMIZANA WAS AT THE AIRPORT TO MEET HIM AND HIS SUITE OF 30, WHICH INCLUDED THREE MINISTERS.

    AT A WELCOMING CEREMONY IN THE CAPITAL, GENERAL ANKRAH TOLD THE CROWDS THAT GHANA AND UPPER VOLTA WERE, AS HE PUT IT, ONE, WITH A COMMON BORDER AND COMMON PROBLEMS AND ASPIRATIONS. PRESIDENT LAMIZANA SAID THE VISIT WOULD CERTAINLY BE THE OCCASION FOR THE STRENGTHENING OF TIES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    AT THE END OF THE VISIT, AND AFTER THE TWO LEADERS HAD HAD COMPREHENSIVE TALKS, A COMMUNIQUE SAID THEY HAD AGREED TO SET UP INTER-STATE COMMISSIONS TO DISCUSS COMMON ECONOMIC INTERESTS AND PROBLEMS. THEY ALSO SIGNED A TREATY FIXING THEIR BORDERS, AND PRESIDENT LAMIZANA ACCEPTED AN INVITATION TO VISIT GHANA.

    BUT BEFORE HE FLEW ON FOR AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO NIGER, GENERAL ANKRAH VISITED SEVERAL REGIONAL CENTRES IN UPPER VOLTA. ONE TOWN HE VISITED WAS TOUGAN, THE BIRTHPLACE OF PRESIDENT LAMIZANA, WHO TRAVELLED WITH HIS VISITOR.

    THEY WERE GUIDED BY THE CHIEF OF THE DISTRICT, M. CHARLES KABORE, WHO INTRODUCED LOCAL OFFICIALS, CHIEFS, AND SOME OF THE TOWNSPEOPLE. MR. KABORE SAID EXCHANGES OF VISITS BETWEEN AFRICAN LEADERS WOULD HELP AFRICANS TO LIVE TOGETHER IN PEACE AND HARMONY. GENERAL ANKRAH SAID IN REPLY THAT THERE HAD ALREADY BEEN REMARKABLE PROGRESS IN PROMOTING FRUITFUL COOPERATION BETWEEN GHANA AND UPPER VOLTA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA812KOAE1JHRYFJHJHB8834Z97
    Media URN:
    VLVA812KOAE1JHRYFJHJHB8834Z97
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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