• Short Summary

    Ugandan President Idi Amin left Doha on Sunday ( 19 October), after wide ranging talks with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani.

  • Description

    Ugandan President Idi Amin left Doha on Sunday ( 19 October), after wide ranging talks with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani. The Gabonese leader, President Bongo left the Gulf state on Monday (20 October) after similar and separate discussions with the Emir.

    President Amin, this year's chairman of the Organisation of African Unity (O.A.U.) was on the final leg of a tour of the Persian Gulf states. He also visited Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.

    During his talks with the Emir of Qatar, President Amin discussed the African-Arab summit conference planned for March next year. The two men also reviewed relations between their two countries and Arab-African relations in general.

    For President Bongo of Gabon, Qatar was the first country on his tour of the Gulf oil producing states. Gabon is the latest recruit to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and this year's chairman of the organisation.

    The talks centred on relations between Qatar and Gabon and the development of Arab-African ties.

    SYNOPSIS: Qatar on the Persian Gulf with Ugandan President Adi Amin and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa Al Thani at Doha Airport before the President's departure.

    President Amin, this year's chairman of the Organisation of African Unity was on the final leg of a tour of the Gulf states. He also visited Kuwait. Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.

    Before leaving, the President discussed with the Emir the African Arab summit conference planned for March next year.

    Another visitor was Gabonese president Bongo of Gabon. He was at the start of a tour of Gulf oil states.

    Gabon is the latest recruit to OPEC -- the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and this year's chairman of the organisation.

    Before departing, President Bongo and the Emir reviewed relations between Qatar and Gabon and development of Arab-African ties.

    The visits by the two leaders to the Gulf states were regarded as clear evidence of the growing co-operation between Arabs and Africans. Both countries also hold two powerful and prestigious positions this year -- Uganda, the O.A.U. chairmanship and Gabon, the OPEC chairmanship.

    The plans for an Arab-African summit, closer links at the United Nations and African support for the Arab stand against Israel have all helped to cement relations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMRJTT4RRP7Y9ABVJU3E3G3C6
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMRJTT4RRP7Y9ABVJU3E3G3C6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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