Cameroun President Ahmadou Ahidjo arrived in Libreville, the Gabonese capital, on Tuesday (March 21) for a 24-hour visit to discuss questions of common interest with President Albert Bernard Bongo.
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Background: Cameroun President Ahmadou Ahidjo arrived in Libreville, the Gabonese capital, on Tuesday (March 21) for a 24-hour visit to discuss questions of common interest with President Albert Bernard Bongo.
The visit comes just one month before the African, Malagasy and Mauritian Common Organisation (OCAMM) is to convene a conference of Heads of State in Lome, the capital of Togo, from April 24-27.
SYNOPSIS: In Libreville, the Gabonese capital -- a twenty-four hour visit by the President of neighbouring Cameroun, with large crowds lining the tarmac.
President Ahidjo ??? of common interest with his Galhonese counterpart, President Bongo. the visit took place just four weeks before next month's conference in Togo of the African Malagasy and Mauritian Common Organisation -- Known as OCAMM. Both Cameroun and Gabon are members of the organisation
Full military honours were afforded the Cameroun President, who's expected to attend the OCAMM Conference personally. Founded in nineteen-sixty-five, the organisation's goal is to accelerate the political, economic, technical and cultural development of member states within the framework of the Organisation of African Unity. President Ahidjo was accompanied by his Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Kentecha. Later, the President met members of the large Cameroun community in Libreville -- and told them that Cameroun intended to remain a full member of OCAMM.