• Short Summary

    MR. ABDEL HAMID HAMAR, FIRST AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF TUNISIA, HAS PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS?

  • Description

    MR. ABDEL HAMID HAMAR, FIRST AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF TUNISIA, HAS PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE OF CHAD IN A CEREMONY WHICH TOOK PLACE AT FORT LAMY EARLIER THIS WEEK (MONDAY).

    DURING HIS SPEECH THE AMBASSADOR STRESSED THE EVERLASTING BONDS WHICH EXIST BETWEEN TUNISIA AND CHAD AND THEIR MUTUAL STRONG WILL TO SEE PEACE AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ESTABLISHED. HE WAS ALSO HOPEFUL OF A GREATER RESPECT FOR NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTIES. EARLIER, MR. HAMAR HAD CONVEYED PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA'S GREETINGS TO CHAD WHICH IS CELEBRATING THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INDEPENDENCE.

    REPLYING, PRESIDENT FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE SAID HE ATTACHED GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THIS DIPLOMATIC CEREMONY. HE FELT THE CEREMONY CEMENTED THE "REALISTIC POLICY OF UNDERSTANDING AND GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD" EXISTING BETWEEN CHAD AND TUNISIA. HE FELT IT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED TO THE WORLD "THE NEUTRAL POLICY OF FRIENDSHIP AND THE TRUE COOPERATION EXISTING BETWEEN CHAD AND OTHER COUNTRIES WORSHIPPING JUSTICE AND PEACE."
    REFERRING TO THE POST-INDEPENDENCE PERIOD, PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE ADVOCATED THE LAUNCHING OF A CHADIAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION AIMED AT THE SAFEGUARD OF TRADITIONAL VALUES WHICH HE FELT WERE TODAY THREATENED BY "SUPERFICIAL MODERNISM AND SNOBBISHNESS". HE THOUGHT THE POST-INDEPENDENCE PERIOD SHOULD NOT BE ONE OF SLEEP OR RELAXATION, BUT RATHER LEAD TO AN INDEPENDENT ECONOMY. THE PRESIDENT FINALLY ASSURED MR. HAMAR OF HIS GOVERNMENT'S SUPPORT TO MR. HAMAR'S DIPLOMATIC DUTIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9PSZFH1P9QCFFZPXDOD21WBY
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9PSZFH1P9QCFFZPXDOD21WBY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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