The President of the Central African Republic, Marshal Bokassa, has been in Egypt for an official four-day visit.
GV Aircraft taxiing
SV President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and others waiting on tarmac
SV President Jean-Bedel Bokassa of Central African Republic and others
SV Officer in charge of guard of honour at attention
SV Sadat and Bokassa inspecting guard of honour
SV INTERIOR Government official PAN TO Bokassa and Sadat seated (2 shots)
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Background: The President of the Central African Republic, Marshal Bokassa, has been in Egypt for an official four-day visit.
SYNOPSIS: Marshal bokassa and his party arrived on Sunday (10 October) and were warmly welcomed at Cairo airport by President Anwar el-Sadat and members of his government.
The main purpose of the visit is so the two leaders can have round of formal talks on Middle East developments, African problems and bi-lateral relations. President Bokassa has ruled the Central African Republic since he took over in a coup ten years ago.
President Bokassa was given a full ceremonial welcome and inspected the guard of honour. His Egyptian trip is the second time he's been abroad in the last fortnight. On October the first he arrived in Gabon for a three day visit, and had similar talks as he's having this week with President Sadat, with President Omar Bongo. In the past the marshal has rarely ventured outside his own country and his recent visits abroad are creating a lot of interest.