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    A 21-gun salute greeted Cameroun's President Ahmadou Ahidjo on his arrival in Lagos last Friday (March 24) for the start of a four-day official visit.

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    A 21-gun salute greeted Cameroun's President Ahmadou Ahidjo on his arrival in Lagos last Friday (March 24) for the start of a four-day official visit.

    At the airport, the President was received by the Nigerian head of state, General Yakubu Gowon. Nigerian officials, diplomate and members of the Cameroun community were also on hand for the arrival ceremonies.

    Following an inspection of a Nigerian honour guard, the two leaders drove into town at the head of a motorcade to begin wide ranging talks on bilateral relations and international issues.

    Later in the day, President Ahidjo received an honourary Doctorate of Law from Lagos University in appreciation of his contributions to African unity.

    SYNOPSIS: Nigeria's head of state, General Yakubu Gowan, drove to Lagos Airport last Friday to host the arrival of Cameroun's President Ahmadou Ahidjo for a four-day official visit.

    As soon as the presidential aircraft rolled to a halt, General Gowon walked on to the tarmac to receive his official guest of honour.

    A 21-gun salute in honour of President Ahidjo's arrival was followed by the playing of both countries' national anthems.

    Next, the Cameroun leader reviewed a Nigerian guard of honour.

    Also on hand to great the President were members of the diplomatic corps, other Nigerian officials and representatives of the Cameroun community in Lagos. Later in the day at Lagos University, president Ahidjo received an honourary Doctorate of Law Degree for his contributions to African unity. The President's talks with General Gowon dealt with a wide-range of topics, including bilateral relations and international affairs.

    The President was to leave Lagos for home on Monday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABFFGB9JL45YFZY6VQ8PB8GNMD
    Media URN:
    VLVABFFGB9JL45YFZY6VQ8PB8GNMD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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