• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT ARRIVED IN OUAGADOUGOU ON WEDNESDAY (14 JANUARY) FROM NIAMEY, NIGER AS PART OF HIS 10-NATION AFRICAN TOUR.

  • Description

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT ARRIVED IN OUAGADOUGOU ON WEDNESDAY (14 JANUARY) FROM NIAMEY, NIGER AS PART OF HIS 10-NATION AFRICAN TOUR.

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL WAS GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA. FOLLOWING THE OFFICIAL AIRPORT WELCOME, U THANT AND THE PRESIDENT WENT TO THE PRESIDENCY IN OUAGADOUGOU FOR FURTHER GREETINGS AND SPEECHES OF WELCOME.

    PRESIDENT LAMIZANA WELCOMED THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AS THE INDEFATIGABLE DEFENDER OF PEACE AND SPOKESMAN OF THE POOR AND DISINHERITED OF THE WORLD.

    REPLAYING, U THANT SAID THE DECADE OF THE 70'S SHOULD BE PUT UNDER THE SIGN OF THE THREE D'S -- DISARMAMENT DEVELOPMENT AND DECOLONISATION. "THE AIMS OF PEACE, PROGRESS AND DECOLONISATION IN AFRICA CAN BE ATTAINED," HE SAID.

    ON THURSDAY (15 JANUARY), THE SECRETARY-GENERAL HAD FURTHER TALKS WITH PRESIDENT LAMIZANA AND SAW SOME OF THE WORK OF THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN THE COUNTRY.

    HE LEFT ON FRIDAY (16 JANUARY) FOR NEIGHBOURING IVORY COAST AFTER A FINAL ROUND OF TALKS WITH PRESIDENT LAMIZANA.

    IN ABIDJAN, THE LAST LEG OF HIS TOUR, U THANT WILL MEET IVORY COAST PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY AND FOREIGN MINISTER ARSENE USER ASSOUAN.

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL WAS OFFICIALLY INVITED ON THURSDAY TO VISIT LAGOS BY THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. HE IS EXPECTED TO FLY THERE AFTER HIS VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAENUU078CMML6J3HTFL8M1K9DL
    Media URN:
    VLVAENUU078CMML6J3HTFL8M1K9DL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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