• Short Summary

    President Hamani Diori of Niger and president Hubert Maga of Dahomey -- a member of Dahomey's Presidential Council -- arrived in Cotonou on Wednesday (12 May) following talks in Yamoussokro and Abidjan with other African leaders.

  • Description

    President Hamani Diori of Niger and president Hubert Maga of Dahomey -- a member of Dahomey's Presidential Council -- arrived in Cotonou on Wednesday (12 May) following talks in Yamoussokro and Abidjan with other African leaders. Talks also took place in Ouagadougou with President Lamziana of Upper Volta and in Togo with President Eyadema.

    President Diori is also President of the Council of Friendship made up o the countries involved.

    SYNOPSIS: An official aircraft flew into Cotonou on Wednesday carrying Presidents Hamani Diori of Niger and Hubert Maga of Dahomey. The two leaders were flying to Dahomey's capital following a round of talks with other African leaders. They were greeted by another member of Dahomey's Presidential Council, President Justin Ahomadegbe.

    The leaders had come from Yamoussokro and Abidjan. They met President Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast. Talks also took place with President Sangoule Lamizana of Upper Volta and President Etienne Eyadema of Togo. President Diori is also President of the Council of Friendship made up of the countries involved in the talks.

    The two men said the talks were private but added they underscored the ties of friendship existing between the countries. Leaders of the participating nations are to meet later for further discussions on mutual matters and those relating generally to Africa.

    Singing and dancing were part of the welcome.

    President Diori returned to Niger later in the day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA94HFJENEJVIUPTFK7XLL2DJOH
    Media URN:
    VLVA94HFJENEJVIUPTFK7XLL2DJOH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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