• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHE SOGLO OF CAHOMEY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) HAD A 30-MINUTE MEETING WITH FRANCE'S PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, AT THE ELYSEE PALACE IN PARIS.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHE SOGLO OF CAHOMEY YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) HAD A 30-MINUTE MEETING WITH FRANCE'S PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, AT THE ELYSEE PALACE IN PARIS. THE TWO LEADERS DISCUSSED THE AFRICAN POLITICAL SCENE AND FRANCO-DAHOMEY CO-OPERATION.

    PRESIDENT SOGLO ARRIVED IN PARIS EARLIER YESTERDAY TO START A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO FRANCE. AFTER THE TALKS PRESIDENT SOGLO AND HIS DELEGATION ATTENDED A LUNCHEON GIVEN IN THEIR HONOUR BY GENERAL DE GAULLE. FRENCH PRIME MINISTER GEORGES POMPIDOU AND FOREIGN MINISTER MAURICE COUVE DE MURVILLE WERE ALSO PRESENT.

    LATER THAT NIGHT GENERAL DE GAULLE GAVE A BANQUET AT THE ELYSEE PALACE FOR THE VISITING DAHOMEY LEADER.

    THE TWO LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO SPEND MUCH OF THEIR TIME DISCUSSING DAHOMEY'S PRESENT FINANCIAL CRISIS. THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN IN A STATE OF CONTINUOUS ECONOMIC RECESSION SINCE 1959, AND SEVERE AUSTERITY MEASURES HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED.

    GENERAL SOGLO IS A FORMER FRENCH OFFICER WHO FOUGHT IN THE INDO-CHINA WAR. HE HAS ALWAYS ENJOYED THE ESTEEM OF THE FRENCH PRESIDENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAJO954U1LH7XI3OMLXBUGOCXX
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJO954U1LH7XI3OMLXBUGOCXX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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