King Faisal of Saudi Arabia praised the African nation of Chad for its policy against colonialism as he began a three day state visit there Friday (November 17).
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Background: King Faisal of Saudi Arabia praised the African nation of Chad for its policy against colonialism as he began a three day state visit there Friday (November 17). His visit was part of a series of trips to African countries.
In a joint communique issued on the last day of the visit, Sunday (November 17), the King and President Francois Tombalbaye of Chad, expressed their determination to give aid to African territories under "foreign domination". The two leaders said they would give full support to independence movements in such countries.
They also said they had decided to give full support to Arab countries and the Palestinians in what was described as "their struggle to liberate their occupied lands." The communique said both heads of state were convinced there would not be peace in the Middle East as long as the Arabs had not regained disputed land in the Middle East and the Palestinians had not gained "their legitimate rights."
The two leaders said they would like to strengthen relations between Chad and Saudi Arabia by more cooperation in the social, economic and cultural fields. A concrete result of the King's visit was to raise Saudi Arabia's representation in Chad to the ambassadorial level.
President Tombalbaye promised a reciprocal visit to Saudi Arabia in the near future.