• Short Summary

    AFTER LUNCHING YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE, WITH WHOM HE HAD EARLIER HELD DISCUSSIONS ON FRENCH CO-OPERATION WITH NIGER AND OTHER FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN NATIONS, PRESIDENT HAMANI DIORI OF NIGER SPOKE TO REPORTERS ABOUT THE FAVOURABLE OUTLOOK FOR FURTHER CONSULTATIONS.

  • Description


    ELYSEE PALACE; FLAG ON CAR; PRESIDENTS SHAKING HANDS AND M. DIORI MEETING PRESS AND SPEAKING TO REPORTERS, THEN RETURNING TO CAR AND LEAVING (FRENCH SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "....(INDISTINCT), SIR,...YOUR STAY HERE?"



    DIORI: "I WAS RECEIVED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, AND WE REVIEWED PROBLEMS OF INTEREST, - CO-OPERATION BETWEEN FRANCE AND NIGER; I BELIEVE THAT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE FRANCO-NIGER GRAND COMMISSION IN NIAMEY WILL TAKE DECISIONS WHICH WILL FAVOUR THIS CO-OPERATION WHICH EXISTS SERIOUSLY BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. ALSO, OF COURSE, WE REVIEWED TOPICAL PROBLEMS, MORE PARTICULARLY OF FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICA, BECAUSE AT THE MOMENT M. JEAN-MARC LEGER IS DOING SOME VERY INTERESTING WORK WHICH WILL ALLOW US, FROM NEXT MONTH ONWARDS, TO BRING TOGETHER ABUNDANT DOCUMENTATION ABOUT THE VIEWPOINTS OF VARIOUS INTERESTED COUNTRIES. THANKS TO THAT GREAT ENTERPRISE, I THINK THAT, AFTER NOVEMBER, IT WILL BE POSSIBLE - AFTER DUE CONSULTATION - TO WORK OUT A TIMETABLE AND TO DECIDE ON THE LOCATION OF THE NEXT CONFERENCE".




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    Background: AFTER LUNCHING YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE, WITH WHOM HE HAD EARLIER HELD DISCUSSIONS ON FRENCH CO-OPERATION WITH NIGER AND OTHER FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN NATIONS, PRESIDENT HAMANI DIORI OF NIGER SPOKE TO REPORTERS ABOUT THE FAVOURABLE OUTLOOK FOR FURTHER CONSULTATIONS.

    M. DIORI SAID:
    PRESIDENT DIORI DID NOT TELL REPORTERS WHETHERE HE AND M. POMPIDOU HAD DISCUSSED HIS OFFER TO WELCOME IN NIGER THE TWO SIDES IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR TO HELP THEM REACH A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT. HE MADE THIS OFFER EARLIER IN THE DAY; AS A MEMBER OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY CONSULTATIVE COMMISSION ON NIGERIA, HE SAID ON HIS ARRIVAL IN PARIS, HE WAS ALWAYS READY TO WELCOME THE TWO ANTAGONISTS, AND WAS AT THE DISPOSAL OF EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA (THE CHAIRMAN OF THE O.A.U.'S COMMISSION) AT ANY TIME.

    M. DIORI IS EN ROUTE FOR OFFICIAL VISITS TO TAIWAN, SOUTH KOREA AND PAKISTAN. HE TOLD REPORTERS THAT HIS COUNTRY COULD PROFIT FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF THESE FAR-EASTERN COUNTRIES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST UNDER-DEVELOPMENT.

    M. DIORI LEFT PARIS LAST NIGHT AFTER A ONE-DAY VISIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA17D4XATUV9N0JO3FS9X9M6KQQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA17D4XATUV9N0JO3FS9X9M6KQQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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