President Francois Tombalbaye of Chad has been holding talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Jaafar El Nimeiry, during a one-day visit to the Sudan.
SV Presidential Rolls Royce arrives at airport
CU Airport policeman
SCU President Nimeiry & Tombalbaye out of car (Nimeiry in military uniform)
SV & CU Tombalbaye shakes hands with local officials (2 shots)
SV & CU Guard of honour
CU & SV Two presidents on saluting bays (3 shots)
SV Guard of Honour
SCU PAN Two presidents walk towards aircraft
GV Crowd at airport buildings
SCU Nimeiry waves as aircraft taxis away (4 shots)
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Background: President Francois Tombalbaye of Chad has been holding talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Jaafar El Nimeiry, during a one-day visit to the Sudan.
President Tombalbaye was met by President Nimeiry when he arrived at Khartoum airport on Tuesday (8 May).
The reception party included members of the outgoing Sudanese Cabinet, which President Nimeriy had dismissed on Monday (7 May) in preparation for his promised "real administrative revolution". They were there in their capacity as members of the Political Bureau of the Sudanese Socialist Union -- Sudan's only recognised political party.
The Chad President was guest of honour at a reception given by President Nimeiry on Tuesday night. The following day, Mr Tombalbaye was driven to Khartoum airport, where he was seen off by President Nimeiry.
SYNOPSIS: President Francois Tombalbaye of Chad is driven to Khartoum airport after a one-day visit to the Sudan. The Chad leader was accompanied to the airport by the Sudanese President, Major-General Jaafar El Nimeiry. President Tombalbaye had arrived on Tuesday for brief talks with his Sudanese counterpart.
As a guard of honour paraded at Khartoum airport during the official send-off, the two Presidents took the salute side-by-side. The previous night, President Tombalbaye had been guest of honour at a reception given by the Sudanese leader. On Monday, President Nimeiry had dismissed his sixteen-man Cabinet in preparation for his promised "real administrative revolution". However, some of the dismissed men took part in the official functions surrounding the Chad President's visit. They were present in their capacity as members of the political bureau of the Sudan Socialist Union.
It was the second brief visit to the Sudan by President Tombalbaye within a few weeks. He made a similar stop for talks late last month while an route to Saudi Arabia. No details were released on the subjects the two African leaders covered in their talks.