• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT BOKASSA OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE OF CHAD YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) JOINED OTHER LEADERS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN CALLING ON PRESIDENT DE GAULLE FOLLOWING THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION SUMMIT MEETING IN TANANARIVE.

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    PRESIDENT BOKASSA OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE OF CHAD YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) JOINED OTHER LEADERS OF FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN CALLING ON PRESIDENT DE GAULLE FOLLOWING THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION SUMMIT MEETING IN TANANARIVE.

    AFTER THE MEETING PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE TOLD JOURNALISTS THAT HE AND GENERAL DE GAULLE HAD DISCUSSED THE PRESENT SITUATION IN CHAD. ASKED ABOUT THE RECENT CONFERENCE HE REPLIED, "THE CONFERENCE AT TANANARIVE WAS A SUCCESS FOR ALL OF US."
    COLONEL BOKASSA, WHO WAS VISITING THE FRENCH PRESIDENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HE TOOK CONTROL OF THE GOVERNMENT IN A MILITARY COUP ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, SAID THEY HAD DISCUSSED THE COUP IN ORDER TO CLEAR UP ANY MISUNDERSTANDING BETWEEN FRANCE AND THE REPUBLIC. HE SAID THEY HAD DISCUSSED FORMER PRESIDENT DAOKO WHO, HE SAID, "HAS SEEN ALL THE DIFFICULTIES THE CHINESE HAVE CREATED IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND HAS REALISED THAT HE COULD NOT REMAIN AS CHIEF OF STATE IN SUCH A SITUATION." PRESIDENT BOKASSA SAID THE FORMER PRESIDENT HAD "LACKED COURAGE" IN NOT BREAKING OFF DIPLOMAT RELATIONS WITH THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. HE SAID THE SITUATION IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC WAS NOW CALM "BECAUSE I HAVE NOT HESITATED TO BREAK WITH THE CHINESE."
    PRESIDENT BOKASSA SAID "THE AFRICAN STATES ARE TOO YOUNG TO FACE THEIR PROBLEMS ALONE WITHOUT THE AID OF FRANCE, " AND ADDED THAT, NOW THEY HAD PEACE HIS PEOPLE, WITH THE AID OF FRANCE, WOULD GET ON WITH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE490AAJ0KLOD3I3ZCNCADFYYQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE490AAJ0KLOD3I3ZCNCADFYYQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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