• Short Summary

    French President Georges Pompidou returns to Paris on Friday (28 January), after his four-day two-nation African tour, which took him to Niger and Chad.

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    GV EXT National Assembly building in Niger
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    2.
    SV PAN Pompidou and Diori enter
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    GV ZOOM TO SV INT Pompidou waves to assembly as delegates applaud (2 shots)
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    4.
    SV & GV Diori and Pompidou seated in Assembly (2 shots)
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    5.
    GV Open air zoological gardens and sign (2 shots)
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    6.
    SV Pompidou being shown park
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    GV PAN & SV Woven funnel
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    8.
    CU & SV Pompidou looks at animals (4 shots)
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    GV Aircraft taxing in Chad
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    MV Tombalbaye on tarmac
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    SV Pompidou down steps and greeted by Tombalbaye
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    12.
    GV & SV Pompidou inspects guard of honour and walks across tarmac (3 shots)
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    13.
    GV Pompidou and Tombalbaye drive in open car through crowded streets lined by tribesmen on camels (4 shots)
    1.57



    Initials BB/1608



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: French President Georges Pompidou returns to Paris on Friday (28 January), after his four-day two-nation African tour, which took him to Niger and Chad.

    In a speech to Niger's National Assembly in Niamey on Wednesday, President Pompidou pledged that France would press for a fairer deal for developing countries during negotiations on reforming world trade patterns. He also said that a one-part political system--such as that in Niger--could be a viable and efficient way of assuring the stability necessary for economic development in African countries. During his two-day stay in Niger, Mr. Pompidou conferred on cooperation and aid problems with Niger's President Hamanai Diori.

    In Chad, President Pompidou said that the country had emerged from its recent internal troubles and pledged continuing French aid to the West African state. French troops have helped President Francois Tombalbaye's government put down a rebellion by tribesman in remote northern areas. About 2,000 French troops are still based in Chad.

    President Pompidou was warmly received in both countries. The two-nation tour is part of President Pompidou's alan to visit as many of France's former black african territories as possible before his current mandate expires in 1976.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACDXMDPIFA6VQI8LYZI9Q7MYMV
    Media URN:
    VLVACDXMDPIFA6VQI8LYZI9Q7MYMV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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