• Short Summary

    ONLY A MONTH AFTER THE FORMATION OF THE UNION OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES (UEAC) THE THREE PRESIDENTS CONCERNED ATTENDED A CEREMONY IN BANGUI AT WHICH THE FOUNDATION STONE FOR THE SECRETARIAT OF THE NEWLY-FORMED ORGANISATION WAS LAID.

  • Description

    ONLY A MONTH AFTER THE FORMATION OF THE UNION OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES (UEAC) THE THREE PRESIDENTS CONCERNED ATTENDED A CEREMONY IN BANGUI AT WHICH THE FOUNDATION STONE FOR THE SECRETARIAT OF THE NEWLY-FORMED ORGANISATION WAS LAID.

    PRESIDENTS FRANCOIS TOMBALBAYE OF CHAD AND JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA FLEW TO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC TO JOIN ITS LEADER, GENERAL JEAN BEDEL BOKASSA FOR THE CEREMONY, WHICH TOOK PLACE ON 21 APRIL AFTER BEING POSTPONED BY BAD WEATHER.

    IN HIS SPEECH PRESIDENT BOKASSA SAID THE CENTRAL AFRICAN PEOPLE WERE DELIGHTED WITH THE DECISION TO SET UP THE NEW UNION WHICH IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE THREE STATES.

    HE THANKED THE VISITING PRESIDENTS FOR CHOOSING BANGUI AS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE GROUP.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU SAID THE NEW UNION DEMONSTRATED A NEW FEELING OF CREATIVITY AND WOULD WORK ALONG THE SAME LINES AS THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU).

    THE THREE PRESIDENTS THEN SIGNED A COPY OF THE CHARTER WHICH WAS SEALED IN THE FOUNDATION STONE.

    WITH THE NEW ORGANISATION NOW READY TO FUNCTION CHAD AND THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR WITHDRAWAL FROM THE FIVE-NATION CENTRAL AFRICAN CUSTOMS AND ECONOMIC UNION (UDEAC).

    THE THREE REMAINING MEMBERS OF UDEAC - GABON, CONGO- BRAZZAVILLE AND CAMEROUN - AGREED LAST MONTH TO MAINTAIN THAT GROUPING .

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC3TB5U0QAAH7F4VM98FS3IIM0
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3TB5U0QAAH7F4VM98FS3IIM0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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