• Short Summary

    President Hamani Diori of Niger, who today (Friday) took part in his Republic's national day ceremonies at Expo 67 in Montreal, met Prime Minister Lester Pearson and Governor General Roland Michener on arrival in Ottawa on Wednesday (11 Oct).

  • Description

    President Hamani Diori of Niger, who today (Friday) took part in his Republic's national day ceremonies at Expo 67 in Montreal, met Prime Minister Lester Pearson and Governor General Roland Michener on arrival in Ottawa on Wednesday (11 Oct).

    The President had flown to Ottawa after ending a tour of the United States with a visit to the United Nations Secretary-General U Thant at the U.N. headquarters.

    In a brief welcome ceremony on the lawns, which front Canada's parliament buildings, President Diori told the Canadian leader of his administration for the North American nation and hinted he would appreciate assistance in obtaining bilingual teachers for the Niger's schools.

    Parts of Canada, particularly Quebec province, have communities speaking both english and French.

    The President said his government was giving increasing importance to the teaching of English in schools - as the knowledge of both French and english was important in Africa.

    President Diori left for Montreal yesterday afternoon after visiting the city hall and Canada's main experimental farm and lunching with Prime Minister Pearson.

    He was a guest at a banquet in Montreal last night and today visited Expo 67 before flying home tomorrow.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABJ5ERFSAQ3X552RQBFCW1XZ8Q
    Media URN:
    VLVABJ5ERFSAQ3X552RQBFCW1XZ8Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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