• Short Summary

    Major-General Yakubu Gowon, the head of state of Federal Nigeria, made a two-day stop-over in Sudan on Monday (31 August) on his way to the meeting of the Organisation of African Unity (O.

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    GV/SV Guard of honour at Khartoum airport (2 shots)
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    2.
    GV Aircraft
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    3.
    MV Gowon and Nimeiry shake hands with officials
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    4.
    GV Nimeiry and Gowon inspect Guard of Honour
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    MV Soldier
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    6.
    SV Nimeiry & Gowon
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    GV Guard of honour
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    MV/SV Gowon greeted by Sudanese officials (3 shots)
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    MV PAN Crowd at roadside
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    LV/MV Gowon & Nimeiry in open car through street (2 shots)
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    11.
    MV Crowds following car
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    12.
    BV Motorcade ZOOM IN Banner "Welcome Saviour of Nigeria"
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Major-General Yakubu Gowon, the head of state of Federal Nigeria, made a two-day stop-over in Sudan on Monday (31 August) on his way to the meeting of the Organisation of African Unity (O.A.U.) in Addis Ababa. Major-General Jaafar Nimeiry, the Sudanese leader, left with the Nigerian leader for the talks in Ethiopia.

    The two heads of state held talks during General Gowon's visit. In a communique issued afterwards Nigeria and Sudan reaffirmed their commitment to the principles and purposes of the O.A.U. It added that the two countries also agreed to work closely together for the defence and respect of independence and territorial integrity of all African States.

    General Gowon and Major-General Nimeiry criticised the policy of apartheid in South Africa and also expressed their moral and material support for all liberation movements engaged in the struggle against colonialism and imperialism.

    Major-General Nimeiry has accepted an invitation to visit Nigeria to take part in the tenth anniversary of independence celebrations in October.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2FFXW09XYHWPTS1Y5NGOGH1WA
    Media URN:
    VLVA2FFXW09XYHWPTS1Y5NGOGH1WA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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