• Short Summary

    Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan head of state, arrived in Niamey on Thursday (7 March) to begin a four-day visit to Niger - one of the countries that has suffered most from the drought of the Sahelian region of West Africa.

  • Description

    GV Gaddafi and Niger President walk to dais.

    GV Guard of Honour with flag PAN TO leaders.

    SV Leaders take salute

    GV African crowd

    SV Gaddafi and others on platform and parade starts

    SV Spectators on Dais

    GV Parade

    SV Spectators applaud

    SV Horsemen pass dais

    SV Gaddafi and officials watch from dais

    GV Parade continues

    GV Crowd

    SV Leaders leave in car.
    17 Initials AE/20.03 AE/20.21 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan head of state, arrived in Niamey on Thursday (7 March) to begin a four-day visit to Niger - one of the countries that has suffered most from the drought of the Sahelian region of West Africa. It was the final stop in his tour of four Islamic African countries.

    On Saturday (9 March) after spending the previous day touring the country's interior with the President of Niger, Hamani Diori, Colonel Gaddafi attended a parade in his honour in the capital, Niamey.

    During his visit, behind the scenes negotiations culminated in the signing on Sunday (10 March) of a co-operation agreement between the two countries. The agreement created three joint companies: one to develop land for agriculture; one to develop animal husbandry; and one to co-ordinary agricultural and livestock production. In addition, Libya agreed to finance the introduction of Arabic teaching in Niger's schools and the construction of a radio station to be know as 'the Voice of Islam.'

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB79NCS5JVXONBPF241VV53AVY
    Media URN:
    VLVAB79NCS5JVXONBPF241VV53AVY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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