On his State visit to the United States, President Bourguiba of Tunisia addressed Congress in Washington, May 4.
GV Capitol building, Washington.
GV INT..Congress men applauding Bourguiba as he walks to speaker's stand.
SV Bourguiba walks to speaker's stand (sof applause)
GV Congress men applauding.
CU Bourguiba addressing (SOF STARTS: "It is therefore a real....." SOF ENDS:........You can never lose)
STV Congress men listening.
CU Bourguiba addressing. (SOF STARTS "We know that there is no greater force......." SOF ENDS. ".........above all intelligence".)
SV Bourguiba SOF. "Merci, M.Le President" (SOF Applause)
SOUND ON FILM STARTS: (ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOR GUIDANCE) "It is therefore real source of satisfaction to us to see the United States of America return to its traditional policy of anti-colonialism and support for the principle of self-determination and independence for all peoples. What your country gains in affection and prestige from the recently-emancipated and the still-colonised peoples is greater than the anger or irritation of guilty governments, however powerful these governments may be. The forces of history are stronger than those of individual men and governments, and if you march with progress, not against it, you can never lose".
He continued: "We know that there is no greater force in the world than that of free men working together for a common effort. I believe that this Congress realises fully the extent to which the fate of the more privileged peoples is linked with that of the less privileged. The world today is one - and no people can live alone. The relationship between rich societies and poor is not an easy one, and calls for infinite tact, patience and - above all - intelligence".
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Background: On his State visit to the United States, President Bourguiba of Tunisia addressed Congress in Washington, May 4. He praised the US for supporting a policy of independence for all nations.
Speaking in French, President Bourguiba said:
He was given prolonged applause by Congressmen.