• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN OF LIBERIA LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) GAVE A BANQUET AT HIS EXECUTIVE MANSION IN HONOUR OF GENERAL GOWON, THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER, WHO WAS ON A TWO-DAY STATE VISIT WITH HIS WIFE.

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    PRESIDENT TUBMAN OF LIBERIA LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) GAVE A BANQUET AT HIS EXECUTIVE MANSION IN HONOUR OF GENERAL GOWON, THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL LEADER, WHO WAS ON A TWO-DAY STATE VISIT WITH HIS WIFE. ALSO PRESENT WAS DR. NNAMADI AZIKIWE, THE IBO EX-PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA, WHOSE PRESENCE AT TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS HAS SPARKED OFF SPECULATION ABOUT A POSSIBLE NEW PEACE FORMULA TO END THE CIVIL WAR.

    GENERAL GOWON HAS NAMED DR AZIKIWE AS ONE OF THE PEOPLE WITH WHOM HE WOULD BE PREPARED TO NEGOTIATE A SETTLEMENT OF THE WAR. TODAY (TUESDAY) HE ATTENDED MORE THAN AN HOUR OF THE FOUR-HOUR SECRET TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS.

    AFTER THE TALKS THE THREE MEN EMERGED SMILING. A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED LATER MADE NO MENTION OF DR AZIKIWE, HOWEVER. IT SAID: "GENERAL GOWON TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRIEF PRESIDENT TUBMAN ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE NIGERIAN CONFLICT AND PRESIDENT TUBMAN EXPRESSED HIS CONTINUED CONCERN ABOUT THE SITUATION".

    (FILM ALSO SHOWS NIGERIAN NAVY CHIEF, REAR-ADMIRAL WEY, WHO ACCOMPANIED GEN. GOWON. HE IS SEEN WITH MRS CRIMES, WIFE OF LIBERIAN SECRETARY OF STATE J. RUDOLPH GRIMES.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83OC0BT8TFIPR5K63NP1ZJKIK
    Media URN:
    VLVA83OC0BT8TFIPR5K63NP1ZJKIK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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