President Sangoule Lamizana of Upper Volta was met by French President Pompidou at Orly Airport on Monday (4 October) when be arrived for the start of an official visit.
LV Aircraft arrives
GV President Pompidou walks out to great President Lamizana
GV President out of aircraft and greeted by President Pompidou
Band on tarmac
President with President Pompidou past guard of honour and takes salute
GV & SV President takes salute and moves off
SV & GV Party enter helicopter
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Background: President Sangoule Lamizana of Upper Volta was met by French President Pompidou at Orly Airport on Monday (4 October) when be arrived for the start of an official visit.
Later, in a speech at the Elysee Palace, President Pompidou spoke of Upper Volta's healthy economy. He said that France was eager to assist President Lamizana's country in its economic progress. The late President De Gaulle, he said, began this policy of economic cooperation between the two countries, and France had every reason to maintain it.
SYNOPSIS: President Sangoule Lamizana of Upper Volta arrived at Orly Airport on Monday at the start of his official visit to France.
The President appeared at the door of his aircraft in the uniform of the Upper Volta armed forces. He was accompanied by his wife. The French President, M. Georges Pompidou, was at the airport to greet them.
On the tarmac, the President inspected a Guard of Honour, and took the ceremonial salute. Later, in a speech at a reception at the Elysee Palace, the French President paid tribute to the Upper Volta armed forces. Soldiers from that country, he said, had fought side by side with French troops with a courage of which President Lamizana was the best example. He also paid tribute to the way in which, since independence, Upper Volta had mobilised its energies towards economic and social progress. He said that the talks he would be having with President Lamizana during the current visit would deal with economic cooperation between their two countries. The late President De Gaulle began this policy of cooperation, and France was eager to maintain it.