• Short Summary

    DUAGADOUGOU, CAPITAL OF UPPER VOLTA, WAS DECKED OVER WITH THE FLAGS OF MALI FOR THE ARRIVAL ON TUESDAY (JUNE 17) OF THE MALI HEAD OF STATE, LIEUTENANT MOUSSA TRAORE.

  • Description

    DUAGADOUGOU, CAPITAL OF UPPER VOLTA, WAS DECKED OVER WITH THE FLAGS OF MALI FOR THE ARRIVAL ON TUESDAY (JUNE 17) OF THE MALI HEAD OF STATE, LIEUTENANT MOUSSA TRAORE.

    THE MALI PRESIDENT FLEW IN FROM BAKAMO ON A SPECIAL AIRCRAFT, ACCOMPANIED BY CAPTAIN CHARLES SAMBA SISSOKO, MINISTER OF DEFENCE, JEAN-MARIE KOWE, MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, LOUIS NEGRE, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AND HENRI CORENTIN, MINISTER OF FINANCE AND COMMERCE.

    PRESIDENT LAMIZANA, OF UPPER VOLTA GREETED THE MALI PARTY AT THE AIRPORT, ACCOMPANIED BY SEVERAL MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT. THE WELCOMING CEREMONY WAS A COLOURFUL AFFAIR. PRESIDENT TRAORE RECEIVED A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS FROM A VOLTA CHILD AS HE LEFT HIS AIRCRAFT, AND INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR BEFORE DRIVING OFF TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE WITH GENERAL LAMIZANA, THEIR CAR ESCORTED BY WHITE GLOVED MOTORCYCLISTS.

    DURING THE DAY THE TWO PRESIDENTS CONFERRED ON MATTERS OF MUTUAL STATE INTERESTS, AND PRESIDED OVER A WORKING SESSIONS BY MALI AND UPPER VOLTA EXPERTS. AFTERWARDS THEY SIGNED A JOINT COMMUNIQUE STATING THEIR SATISFACTION WITH THE OUTCOME OF THEIR DISCUSSIONS.

    AT THE END OF HIS ONE DAY VISIT, PRESIDENT TRAORE RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT THROUGH CHEERING CROWDS. BEFORE BOARDING HIS AIRCRAFT HE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HE WAS CONVINCED THAT THE VISIT WOULD 'CONTRIBUTE TO CONSOLIDATION OF THE LINKS WHICH EXIST ALREADY BETWEEN OUR TWO COUNTRIES.'
    ON THE QUESTION OF WHETHER HIS RECENT VISITS TO UPPER VOLTA, NIGER, AND THE IVORY COAST MIGHT MEAN A SOUDAN-SAHEL ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE FOUR STATES, LIEUTENANT TRAORE WAS LESS FORTHCOMING: 'THAT'S A QUESTION FOR THE FUTURE', WAS ALL HE WOULD SAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAYML7CZ7MW1JKZRB0QDA2FWE1
    Media URN:
    VLVAYML7CZ7MW1JKZRB0QDA2FWE1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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