• Short Summary

    President Jean Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic arrived in Dakar on Wednesday (19 March) at the start of a four-day official visit at the invitation of President Leopold Senghor of Senegal.

  • Description

    President Jean Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Republic arrived in Dakar on Wednesday (19 March) at the start of a four-day official visit at the invitation of President Leopold Senghor of Senegal.

    President Bokassa and his wife were met by President Senghor at Dakar International Airport and both leaders reviewed the guard of honour.

    The distinguished visitor received a warm reception from an enthusiastic crowd at the airport and later, during several official functions.

    In his arrival speech, President Bokassa said he was "deeply convinced that visits and meetings between leaders of African countries can only bring peoples closer together as well as maintain and revitalise the friendship which unites them."
    Later, the President laid a wreath at the city's Monument for the Dead.

    A delegation of senior government officials, who accompanied President Bokassa, were to meet their Senegalese counterparts during the visit.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAUCHAVKQLNR0KRXWP2X831TOK
    Media URN:
    VLVAUCHAVKQLNR0KRXWP2X831TOK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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