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    THE LEADERS OF FOUR FRENCH-SPEAKING WEST AFRICAN STATES ARE MEETING IN ABIDJAN, THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL.

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    WELCOMING CROWDS; PRESIDENT DIORI MET BY PRESIDENT BOIGNY; MRS. BOIGNY; DIORI AND BOIGNY MEET PRESIDENT YAMEOGO; THREE PRESIDENTS INSPECT GUARD OF HONOUR.




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    Background: THE LEADERS OF FOUR FRENCH-SPEAKING WEST AFRICAN STATES ARE MEETING IN ABIDJAN, THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL. THEY ARE PRESIDENT DIORI HAMANI OF NIGER, PRESIDENT MAURICE YAMEOGO OF UPPER VOLTA, GENERAL CHRISTOPHE SOGLO OF DAHOMEY, AND THEIR HOST PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY. THEY HAVE MET TO DISCUSS FUTURE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN STATES AND THE PLANNED SUMMIT MEETING OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY TO DISCUSS RHODESIA.

    THE TALKS IN ABIDJAN FOLLOW A VISIT THERE BY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA. THE EMPEROR HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH PRESIDENT BOIGNY ON THE ATTITUDE OF SEVERAL OF THE FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES TO THE ORGANISATION OF THE AFRICAN UNITY. THEY HAD CRITICISED WHAT THEY CALLED EXTREMIST MOVES WITHIN THE ORGANISATION. AFTER THE MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT BOIGNY AND THE EMPEROR SEVERAL LEADERS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO ATTEND THE PLANNED SUMMIT.

    PRESIDENT YAMEOGO TOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE SOON AFTER HE ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN THAT THE MEETING WAS AN HISTORIC ONE WHICH COULD WELL LEAD TO THE FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES ADOPTING A COMMON NATIONALITY TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT THEY HAD AGREED TO BUILD A TRULY UNITED AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GTF0GW1MGW15FTTFLRI18PBH
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GTF0GW1MGW15FTTFLRI18PBH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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