On Thursday (5 April) visiting Cameroun President Ahmadou Ahidjo arrived in Tokyo for a four day stop-over visit.
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Background: On Thursday (5 April) visiting Cameroun President Ahmadou Ahidjo arrived in Tokyo for a four day stop-over visit. The President was on his way home from The People's Republic of China, where he had been on an official visit.
The visiting President met Japan's Prime Minister, Mr. Kakuei Tanaka, at the Prime Minister's official residence. He told the Prime Minister that his country wanted to promote friendship with Japan. He is reported as telling Mr. Tanaka that Chinese leaders were "attaching importance to Japan."
President Ahidjo is also quoted as outlining his country's situation -- that 80 per cent of the nation's industry was devoted to agriculture. Natural resources, except for Bauxite, remained undeveloped.
Mr. Tanaka said Japan, once an agricultural country, had industrialised itself and agriculture now accounted for only 16 per cent of its entire industry.
President Ahidjo, who was accompanied by his wife, later met Japanese Emperor Hirohito, and Empress Nagako, at the Imperial Palace. They presented a sliver vase and cotton table cloth to the Emperor and the Empress.