Togolese President, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, arrived in Logos on Monday (21 October), to begin a seven-day state visit to Nigeria.
GV Welcome sign at Lagos Airport
LV Aircraft taxiing in
SV General Gowon waiting with others
SV Eyadema down aircraft steps and greeted by Gowon
SV Gowon and Eyadema walking across tarmac followed by others
SV & SCU Eyadema inspecting guard of honour (3 shots)
SV Eyadema looking at performers with Gowon (3 shots)
SV Welcoming crowd with flags
SCU Eyadema shakes hands with crowd
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Background: Togolese President, General Gnassingbe Eyadema, arrived in Logos on Monday (21 October), to begin a seven-day state visit to Nigeria.
President Eyadema was accompanied by a 57-man delegation, the largest seen in Nigeria for many years and a gesture which Togolese embassy officials in Lagos said underlined the importance of the visit.
Eight of the delegates are Cabinet Ministers.
The visit is in return for one made by the Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, in 1972, during which the two leaders decided to form the nucleus of a West African Economic Community embracing English and French speaking West African states.
Talks between President Eyadema and General Gowon are expected to cover bilateral relations, decolonisation in Africa and other world issues.
Observers say there are still major obstacles in reconciling the conflicting economic interests of the English and French speaking states.