• Short Summary

    GENERAL SANGOULE LAMIZANA, PRESIDENT OF UPPER VOLTA, MET FRENCH PRESIDENT M. GOERGES POMPIDOU TODAY (AUGUST?

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    GENERAL SANGOULE LAMIZANA, PRESIDENT OF UPPER VOLTA, MET FRENCH PRESIDENT M. GOERGES POMPIDOU TODAY (AUGUST 27) IN PARIS.

    THE MEETING TOOK PLACE AT THE ELYSEE PALACE, M. POMPIDOU'S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE. PRESIDENT LAMIZANA DROVE INTO THE PALACE COURTYARD THROUGH LINES OF UNIFORMED GUARDS OF HONOUR.

    HIS DISCUSSIONS WITH THE FRENCH PRESIDENT WERE PRIVATE, BUT THE ATMOSPHERE WAS CORDIAL AS THE GENERAL SHOOK HANDS WITH M. POMPIDOU ON LEAVING.

    OUTSIDE THE PALACE, HE ANSWERED QUESTIONS PUT BY A CROWD OF NEWSMEN BEFORE DEPARTING BY CAR.

    GENERAL LAMIZANA, WHO CAME TO POWER AFTER DEPOSING PRESIDENT YAMEOGO IN 1966, IS IN PARIS ON A PRIVATE VISIT - UPPER VOLTA WAS A PROVINCE OF FRENCH WEST AFRICA BEFORE ACHIEVING INDEPENDENCE IN 1960. IT IS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES IN THE FRANC ZONE WHICH FOLLOWED FRANCE IN ITS RECENT DEVALUATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9560MMK571VLIUAXLPDMQ8DDB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9560MMK571VLIUAXLPDMQ8DDB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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