African Heads of State continued to arrive in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Sunday (June 20) and Monday (June 21) for the summit conference of the Organisation of African Unity.
GV Aircraft taxiing in
SV Haile Selassie PAN TO other ministers
CU Selassie greets Tombalbaye
SV & CU Tombalbaye & Selassie on dais watch swordsmen perform
SV Crown Prince (right) & officials
SV Tombalbaye meeting officials
SV Selassie greets Daddah
LV Crowd applaud
SV Daddah & Selassie on dais
LV Group taking shelter under umbrellas
GV & SV Gowon arriving & into car in rain
SCU Selassie greets Gowon
SV Reoul arrives and is greeted by Selassie
SV Guard of honour
SV Senghor greeted by Selassie & inspects guard (3 shots)
SV Foreign Minister Cardoso & party arriving
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Background: African Heads of State continued to arrive in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Sunday (June 20) and Monday (June 21) for the summit conference of the Organisation of African Unity.
Among the later arrivals were President Francois Tombalbaye of Chad, President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania and Head of Nigeria's military government, Major-General Yakubu Gowon. Later arrivals included Congo-Brazzaville Vice-President Alfred Reoul, President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal and Congo-Kinshasa Foreign Minister, Mario Cardoso. President Ould Daddah was later elected O.A.U. Chairman for the coming year.
One of the first items on the O.A.U. agenda was to be the adoption of a recommendation on the rejection of a dialogue with South Africa.
The recommendation, approved by the O.A.U.'s Ministerial Council last week -- following a walkout by five delegations -- said no basis existed for a meaningful dialogue with the minority regime.
SYNOPSIS: The airport in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, was the scene on Sunday and Monday of some of the latest arrivals by African Heads of State for the Organisation of African Unity's summit conference. One of the first to arrive was President Francois Tombalbaye of Chad.
Emperor Haile Sealssie and Ethiopia's Crown Prince were at the airport to welcome the visiting dignitaries.
Also on hand to greet the new arrivals was the secretary-General of the Organisation for African Unity, Mr Diallo Telli. The second of the new arrivals was President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania.
Like all the arriving Heads of State President Ould Daddah was accorded full military honour, when he flew in to the Ethiopian capital.
Heavy rain interrupted the welcoming proceedings just before the arrival of the Head of Nigeria's military government, Major-General yakubu Gowon. Because of the torrential downpour the ceremonies for the arrival of General Gowon were kept to a minimum.
One of the first items on the summit conference agenda was to be the adoption of a recommendation on the rejection of a dialogue with South Africa. One of the other arrivals for this vital meeting was the Congo-Brazzaville Vice-President, Mr Alfred Reoul.
President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal was another of the leaders to arrive to the full official welcome ceremony. The meeting is one of the most vital and controversial in the history of the O.A.U.
Another of the arrivals was the Congo-Minshasa Foreign Minister, Mr Mario Cardoso, who was flown in by special aircraft.