• Short Summary

    AT THE CENTRAFRICAN AIRPORT OF M'MPOKO, OUTSIDE BANGUI, CAMEROUN'S PRESIDENT AHMADOU AHIDJO WAS MET ON WEDNESDAY (MAY 23) BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, JEAN BEDEL BOKASSA, AT THE START OF A THREE-DAY STATE VISIT.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PLANE TAXIES IN
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    2.
    SV AHEDJO STEPS FROM PLANE & IS EMBRACED BY BOKASSA
    0.11

    3.
    GV GUARD OF HONOUR
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    4.
    SV AHIDJO & BOKASSA TOWARDS ROSTRUM
    0.27

    5.
    SV & CU THE TWO STAND FOR ANTHEM
    0.36

    6.
    GV GUARD OF HONOUR
    0.40

    7.
    GV AHIDJO & BOKASSA INSPECT GUARD (4 SHOTS)
    1.13

    8.
    CROWD HOLDING SIGN "CAMEROU COLONY"
    1.18

    9.
    SV AHIDJO SHAKES HANDS WITH PEOPLE FROM CAMEROUN (2 SHOTS)
    1.31

    10.
    SV WOMEN DANCERS, ONE RUNS OUT & EMBRACES BOKASSA
    1.39

    11.
    GV CROWDS CHEER AS THE TWO WALK PAST
    1.44

    12.
    SV CROWDS
    1.47

    13.
    SV BOKASSA ON DAIS MAKES SPEECH OF WELCOME
    1.58

    14.
    GV CROWDS
    2.03

    15.
    CU AHIDJO REPLIES
    2.12

    16.
    SV AHIDJO FINISHES SPEECH, TURNS AND EMBRACE BOKASSA
    2.17



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    Background: AT THE CENTRAFRICAN AIRPORT OF M'MPOKO, OUTSIDE BANGUI, CAMEROUN'S PRESIDENT AHMADOU AHIDJO WAS MET ON WEDNESDAY (MAY 23) BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, JEAN BEDEL BOKASSA, AT THE START OF A THREE-DAY STATE VISIT.

    IN AN AIRPORT SPEECH, PRESIDENT AHIDJO SAID THAT HE HOPED THAT HE WOULD ABLE TO DISCUSS WITH THE CENTRAFRICAN HEAD OF STATE, THE PROBLEMS CONCERN IN THE RENEWAL OF THE YAOUNDE CONVENTION, WHICH LINKS THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET WITH ITS 18 AFRICAN AND MALAGASY ASSOCIATES.

    AFTER HEARING THEIR TWO NATIONAL ANTHEMS AND INSPECTING THE GUARD OF HONOUR, PRESIDENT AHIDJO WENT TOWARDS THE WELCOMING CROWD AND SINGLED OUT A GROUP OF MEMBER OF THE CAMEROUN COLONY LIVING IN THE CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC. THE TWO COUNTRIES HAVE A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT ECONOMIC AND PERSONAL LINKS, WHICH ARE CONSTANTLY BEING STRENGTHENED BY NEW EXCHANGES.

    PRESIDENT AHIDJO, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS FOREIGN MINISTERS, THE JOINT SECRETARY OF PRESIDENCY, THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND OTHER HIGH OFFICIALS, WAS ALSO GREETED BY MME. BOKASSA, CENTRAFRICAN MINISTERS AND OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ACCREDITED TO BANGUI.

    BEFORE DRIVING TO THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, "QUANGO", TO BEGIN THEIR ROUNDS OF TALKS, THE TWO PRESIDENTS SPOKE TO THE GATHERED OFFICIALS AND ENTHUSIASTIC CROWDS. FIRST TO SPEAK WAS PRESIDENT BOKASSA WHO, IN HIS OFFICIAL GREETING, HAILED M. AHIDJO AS THE FATHER OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN CUSTOMS AND ECONOMIC UNION (UDEAC) - THE ORGANISATION WHICH LINKS THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC WITH CAMEROUN, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE AND GABON.

    IN HIS REPLY, PRESIDENT AHIDJO, AFTER MENTIONING THE YAOUNDE CONVENTION TALKS, SAID THAT THIS VISIT WAS ALSO INSPIRED BY THE OLD AFRICAN PROVERB WHICH SAYS THAT FRIENDSHIP NEEDS TO BE STIRRED LIKE A FIRE TO KEEP ITS FLAME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABW4582ZF7GRDWMLUCHWAM9IMA
    Media URN:
    VLVABW4582ZF7GRDWMLUCHWAM9IMA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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