• Short Summary

    General Michel Fourquet, Chief of Staff of the French armed forces, yesterday (Friday) visited the Moroccan Staff College at kenitra air base, north of Rabat.

  • Description

    GV General Fourquet and staff arrive at Kanitra air base

    LV Building and sign (2 shots)

    LV General Fourquet sits during talk by senior officer

    CU Fourquet and officer making speech (4 shots)

    GV Fourquet and officers leave building (2 shots)

    SV Fourquet meets air crew and goes aboard helicopter

    SV & GV Helicopter away (2 shots)
    Initials OS/2307 GL/OS/2315 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: General Michel Fourquet, Chief of Staff of the French armed forces, yesterday (Friday) visited the Moroccan Staff College at kenitra air base, north of Rabat. He arrived in Morocco on Thursday for a six-day official visit at the invitation of General Mohamed ben Bachir Bouhali, Major-General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces.

    The general's visit is probably his last foreign journey; before his retirement on 9 June.

    The visit is further evidence of cordiality between France and Morocco (in marked contrast to the strained relations between France and Algeria at present). The French Foreign Minister, M. Maurice Schumann, visited Rabat last December, and Finance Minister Giscard d'Estaing is due to visit Morocco on 6 May.

    Later on Friday, General Fourquet entertained Moroccan Staff Officers aboard the French cruiser-helicopter carrier jeanne d'Arc which has been visiting Casablanca since Tuesday (see Visnews Product 4041/71).

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQYQNS7UEV3B61ILUN7NQWFBI
    Media URN:
    VLVAQYQNS7UEV3B61ILUN7NQWFBI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment