Only 24 hours after Ghana announced it was formally recognising the Cambodian Government in exile in Peking, a representative of Prince Sihanouk arrived for a short stopover in Accra.
GV Mr. Sanphan steps from plane and is met by Colonel Baah and other ministers
SV Mr. Sanphan and Colonel Baah walk across tarmac (2 shots)
GV "Welcome to Ghana Sign"
SV Colonel Baah and Mr. Sanphan and party seated in lounge (4 shots)
SV Chinese Ambassador taking drink
SV Sanphan and Baah drink toast
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Background: Only 24 hours after Ghana announced it was formally recognising the Cambodian Government in exile in Peking, a representative of Prince Sihanouk arrived for a short stopover in Accra. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Mr. Khieu Sanphan arrived at Accra airport on Thursday (May 9) on his way to Cameroun for talks.
Mr. Sanphan was met by the Ghanaian Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Colonel Kwame Baah, officials of the Ghana Foreign Ministry and the Embassy of The Peoples' Republic of China. Mr. Sanphan said the decision of the Ghanaian Government to recognise Prince Sihanouk's Government was of great significance. He said the action would be welcomed by the Third World nations.
SYNOPSIS: The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Cambodian Government in exile, Mr. Khieu Sanphan, made a brief stop in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday (May 9). His arrival came only a day after the Ghanaian Government announced it was formally recognising the Government of Prince Norodom Sihanouk in Peking. Mr. Sanphan was met by Colonel Kwame Baah, Commissioner for Foreign Affairs in the Ghanaian Government. Officials of the Foreign Affairs Department and members of the Embassy of The Peoples' Republic of China in Accra were also at the airport.
Before continuing his journey to Cameroun where he will have talks with the Government, Mr. Sanphan told newsmen that the Ghanaian recognition of his Government was a significant step and would be welcomed by Third World nations. Mr. Sanphan said Prince Sihanouk's Government would continue the fight for the liberation of Cambodia.