On Sunday (10 August), President Ould Daddah of Senegal paid a brief call on President Marien Ngouabi of the People's Republic of the Congo and was greeted by President Ngouabi at the Brazzaville Airport.
GV Welcoming crowd at Brazzaville airport
SV President Ngouabi (center) waiting
SV PAN Ould Daddah off plane and greeted by Ngouabi
SV PAN Mrs. Ould Daddah being greeted by Ngouabi
SV Crowd watching
SV Ould Daddah and Ngouabi across tarmac
SV PAN Troops with flags TO Presidents
SV Both Presidents talk and wave (2 shots)
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Background: On Sunday (10 August), President Ould Daddah of Senegal paid a brief call on President Marien Ngouabi of the People's Republic of the Congo and was greeted by President Ngouabi at the Brazzaville Airport.
The stopover came as the Senegalese President was headed to Gabon. He spoke only briefly with President Ngouabi and following their discussions, a brief statement said they had discussed only problems facing the Congo.
One of the problems facing the Congo is to re-establish diplomatic relations with the United States which were broken off in 1964. Recently, President Ngouabi said that now that the U.S. involvement in Cambodia and Vietnam had ended, he believes the Congo can reconsider its links with the U.S.
The Congo is also deeply concerned with what is happening in neighbouring Angola to the south. President Ngouabi has warned the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) that he would not accept a forced solution for the West African enclave of Cabinda which borders the Congo.
Although the Congo supports the MPLA in its struggle with other Angolan liberation movements, President Ngouabi said the aspirations of the people of Cabinda, separated geographically from Angola but claimed as part of Angola, are taken into account.